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A marvelous children's story.,
This review is from: The Secret Garden (Wordsworth's Children's Classics) (Paperback)
We bought this lovely story for my daughter, after being fed up with the constant diet of Captain Underpants et al, that she always seemed to bring home from school. The idea was that I would read some classic literature to her each day before she went to bed. The first chapters brought forth constant grumbles and complaints (they are rather boring), but once the story got going, my daughter and I were hooked. She absolutely loved it and listened in rapt attention to every word. I don't know why the story is so magical, but somehow, it certainly is.
Unusually, the central character changes from one character to another, quite an interesting concept that actually works seamlessly, without the reader actually realising that the focus has changed.
As the garden works it's charm on the children, they slowly change from their normal selfish demeanor to care for one another and share in each other's joy.
A really lovely story. After we had finished, my daughter wanted more of the same. Captain Underpants was thankfully, relegated.
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Initial post: 18 Nov 2010 10:04:39 GMT
claire simpson says:
we like this AND captain underpants!
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 12:40:51 GMT
J. Allen says:
Hi this film is the second best of the Secret garden films after the 1993 film version.
It seems that people have forgotten to mention that a young Colin Firth was in the film playing Colin Craven when he was older.
Miss J K Allen
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