Monday, June 02, 2008

Readers' Picks--What Library Staff are Reading--Part III

Sharon King makes a confession: "I can't believe I haven't read it before because I'm sure everyone else has. It's The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett." Well, Sharon, you are not alone. Many of us haven't read these great classics. Thanks for reminding us that there is great reading to be found in genres and time periods that we may have overlooked.

The Secret Garden is considered to be one of the finest stories in classic children's literature. Published in 1911, the recommended age level is 9-12, but as Sharon points out, adults can appreciate the memorable plot and beautiful illustrations. If you or your children are looking for a fascinating story to read or read aloud, The Secret Garden is an excellent choice.

Read a review, history, author background, and activity suggestions at Discovery Journey.

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