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Frances Hodgson Burnett - Author

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849. After living in poverty, she emigrated to the US in 1865. She wrote over forty books; the best-known today are The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy. She died in 1924.

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Penguin Minis: A Little Princess

Penguin Minis: A Little Princess

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2019

A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2019

When Sara Crewe is brought from India to attend Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London, she arrives looking rather like a princess, with trunks full of the finest clothes. Yet, despite having her own pony and carriage, private room and personal maid, Sara is never a snob to her fellow pupils. Instead, she is kind, thoughtful and generous, and soon she is friends with all the girls there. But when the terrible news of her father's death and failed financial investments arrives, Sara is suddenly left a penniless orphan. She is allowed to stay at the school, but as a servant, and the cruel Miss Minchin starves and ill-treats her. Faced with day after day of endless, exhausting work, Sara relies on her friendships and her imagination to get her through the misery of her circumstances. However, when Mr Carrisford and his assistant Ram Dass arrive from India and move in next door to the school, and warm blankets and delicious food mysteriously begin to appear in Sara's little room in the attic, it looks like her life is about to change for ever... Beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey, this new edition contains extra material for young readers.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 15: The Secret Garden

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 15: The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Helena Pielichaty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox. Sent to live with her uncle in the gloomy Misselthwaite Manor, in the grounds Mary finds a key to a secret garden and the garden soon becomes her own world. One day she meets her cousin, Colin Craven, who is too ill to walk and cannot leave his room. Mary decides that she and the secret garden will help Colin to recover. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Illustrated Hodgson Burnett Classics

Illustrated Hodgson Burnett Classics

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Undefined Release Date: 25/09/2019

The Secret Garden After her parents die of cholera in India, Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in his gloomy house in Yorkshire, where she leads a lonely and neglected life, with nothing to do apart from exploring her surroundings. One day she discovers a walled garden which has been locked up, and becomes determined to enter it and find out its secret and the source of the mysterious crying sound that can be heard nearby. Little Lord Fauntleroy Growing up in a poor New York neighbourhood, Cedric Errol appears to be a normal American boy. However, as he discovers when he meets his grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, he is actually Lord Fauntleroy, and is expected to become an English gentleman. Whisked away from his mother and his friends, Cedric must find a way to convince his grandfather to send him home and show him that there is more to nobility than titles and wealth. A Little Princess When Sara Crewe is brought from India to attend Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London, she arrives looking rather like a princess, with trunks full of the finest clothes. Yet, despite having her own pony and carriage, private room and personal maid, Sara is never a snob to her fellow pupils. Instead, she is kind, thoughtful and generous, and soon she is friends with all the girls there. But when the terrible news of her father's death and failed financial investments arrives, Sara is suddenly left a penniless orphan. She is allowed to stay at the school, but as a servant, and the cruel Miss Minchin starves and ill-treats her. Faced with day after day of endless, exhausting work, Sara relies on her friendships and her imagination to get her through the misery of her circumstances. However, when Mr Carrisford and his assistant Ram Dass arrive from India and move in next door to the school, and warm blankets and delicious food mysteriously begin to appear in Sara's little room in the attic, it looks like her life is about to change for ever...

The Secret Garden Puffin Clothbound Classics

The Secret Garden Puffin Clothbound Classics

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A stunningly beautiful hardback edition of one of the most famous stories in the world. After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined. Also in Puffin Clothbound Classics: 9780241411148 Black Beauty 9780241411155 Dracula 9780241411193 A Christmas Carol 9780241411209 The Wizard of Oz 9780241411216 Treasure Island

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

The Head Of The House Of Coombe

The Head Of The House Of Coombe

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2019

Louisiana

Louisiana

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2019

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2019

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.' After the sudden death of her wealthy parents, spoilt Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in the austere Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire Moors. Neglected and uncherished, she is horribly lonely, until one day she discovers a walled garden in the grounds that has been kept locked for years. When Mary finds the key to the garden and shares it with two unlikely companions, she opens up a world of hope, and as the garden blooms, Mary and her friends begin to find a new joy in life. Serialised in 1910 and first published in its entirety in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett's enchanting novel of friendship and rejuvenation is one of the greatest classics of children's literature.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2019

A Lady Of Quality

A Lady Of Quality

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2019

A Fair Barbarian

A Fair Barbarian

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2019

The Shuttle

The Shuttle

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2019

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