Today’s Throwback Thursday book is one that I just finished reading with my 4th graders. This is definitely a classic. It was first published in 1911. We have been reading and listening to the audio book which is available for free. My students truly enjoyed this beautiful story. If you haven’t read this classic, then check it out. The audio is quite enjoyable. Here’s the link: http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/book/the-secret-garden-by-frances-hodgson-burnett
Have you read this classic?
What classic read do you recommend for Throwback Thursday?
What secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle’s estate, orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won’t enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten years earlier. Mary soon begins transforming it into a thing of beauty–unaware that she is changing too. But Misselthwaite hides another secret, as mary discovers one night. High in a dark room, away from the rest of the house, lies her young cousin, Colin, who believes he is an incurable invalid, destined to die young. His tantrums are so frightful, no one can reason with him. If only, Mary hopes, she can get Colin to love the secret garden as much as she does, its magic will work wonders on him.