By Lois Lowry, Frances Hodgson Burnett
With an creation by means of Lois Lowry.
Age variety: nine - 12 Years
From the exchange Paperback edition.
Frances Hodgson Burnett's loved vintage is tailored for starting readers during this colorfully illustrated model. The spoiled orphan Mary Lennox leaves India to dwell together with her chilly uncle in his dreary mansion in England. whilst Mary hears of a mystery backyard saved locked for ten years, she is decided to discover it and have a tendency it again to life.
With assistance from her uncle's sickly son and a boy who understands all approximately nature, Mary secretly transforms the backyard - and all in their lives.
About the Author
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT used to be born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. After her father’s demise in 1853, Burnett’s mom ran the family’s iron foundry until eventually the yank Civil struggle triggered the company to fail. Destitute, the Hodgsons moved to Tennessee in 1865, to stick with family members in a log cabin. Frances lived there until eventually 1873, whilst she married a physician, Swan Burnett, whom she later divorced in 1898. She married Stephen Townsend, an actor, in 1900.
From her young people Frances had written tales and stories to aid aid the relations and later claimed by no means to have written a manuscript that was once no longer released. Her first frequent good fortune got here with That Lass o’ Lowrie’s in 1877, a story of the Lancashire coal mines. however it was once the book of Little Lord Fauntleroy, in 1886, that introduced the writer popularity and wealth and tested Cedric because the version for a iteration of younger boys. Sara Crewe was once released in 1888, and the rags-to-riches tale was once such a success that Burnett revised, multiplied, and republished it in 1905 as a bit Princess. The loved the key backyard seemed six years later to huge, immense severe and renowned acclaim.
A prolific author, Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote over 40 novels and performs and dozens of brief tales in the course of her lifetime. She died at Plandome, long island, on October 29, 1924.