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The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound edition) {Book Review}

January 7, 2016

And the secret garden
bloomed and bloomed
and every morning
revealed new miracles

A piece of cake

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrated by Charles Robinson
Published by Barnes & Noble
ISBN 9781435158184

The Secret Garden

On the grounds of Misselthwaite, her Uncle Archibald’s estate near the Yorkshire moors, nine-year-old Mary Lennox finds a walled-in garden that has been locked securely for years. With the help of Dickon Sowerby, a young local boy who can charm animals, Mary cultivates the garden, an experiences that both improves her health and raises her spirits. Ultimately, the secret garden proves beneficial not only to Mary, but to her sickly cousin Colin. Nurtured with love and tenderness, the secret garden proves it has the power to heal the heart.

First published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is a much-loved classic of children’s literature. This illustrated edition, with full-colour plates by Charles Robinson, features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilded edging, and decorative end papers. Decorative, durable, and collectible, it’s a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.

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Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…

This leather-bound edition of The Secret Garden is a true keepsake book. Not only does it contain the classic story accompanied by some wonderful illustrations but it is beautifully presented with gold-edged pages and bookmark all encased in hardback, leather-bound cover than adds that sense of luxury and classic feel.

Having loved The Secret Garden story as a child I was very keen for Roo to read to see whether she also fell under the magical spell of the classic tale. Handing over the book to Roo she was so proud to be given a book that in her words was ‘a very grown up book which is just like your Jane Austen book‘. Over the Christmas period we have been taking it in turns to read several pages to each other so that we could enjoy the story together. As we moved through the book I could see Roo falling in love with the story especially when she would ask ‘can we read just one more page’ as we approached bedtime.

A beautifully present book containing a classic tale and one that would make a wonderful gift.

Price and availability

The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound edition) is available from Amazon and all other good book retailers, priced at around £15.00.


To share the classic story of The Secret Garden Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have an additional copy of the book to giveaway.

The Secret Garden and Book

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The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound edition)

Disclosure: We received a copy of The Secret Garden FOC for the purpose of review

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