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Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester, England, on November 24 1849. After her father’s death in 1853, Burnett’s mother ran the family’s iron foundry until the American Civil War caused the business to fail. Destitute, the Hodgsons moved to Tennessee in 1865 to stay with relatives in a log cabin. Frances lived there until 1873, when she married a doctor, Swan Burnett, whom she later divorced in 1898. She married Peter Townsend, an actor, in 1900.

From her teens Frances had written stories and tales to help her support the family and later claimed never to have written a manuscript that... Read More

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The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | May 16, 2017
$9.99/13.99(Canada) | 978-0-425-28905-1 (0-425-28905-2)

Color your bookshelf with Puffin+Pantone! A collection of classic novels paired with their perfect color match. 

Introducing a bold, bright new take on your favorite books. A collection that celebrates color and literature at once! 

Discover an enchanting world of pink flowers and roses in the mysterious secret garden

After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox... Read more






A Little Princess
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Introduction by Meg Cabot
Signet | Paperback | September 2014
$6.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-46989-2 (0-451-46989-5)

From the world-renowned author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, a story about a girl with an unquenchable capacity for forgiveness, trust, and hope…

A strange little child, with old-fashioned ways and strong feelings, seven-year-old Sara Crewe arrives at Miss Minchin’s London boarding school like a little princess: with splendid... Read more






A Little Princess
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Puffin Books | Hardcover | August 2014
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-751399-1 (0-14-751399-5)

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father gain, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for hard work... Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Puffin Books | Hardcover | November 2013
$25.00/26.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-750948-2 (0-14-750948-3)

A beautiful hardcover edition of a timeless classic, with illustrations by Lauren Child. Young, orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. All but ignored by Craven, and kept away from her sickly cousin Colin, Mary happens upon a secret, walled garden. As she starts to... Read more






A Little Princess
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Puffin Books | Hardcover | May 2012
$16.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-134171-2 (0-14-134171-8)

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and... Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 2011
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310645-6 (0-14-310645-7)

Published to coincide with the 2011 centennial of The Secret Garden's publication, this Penguin Threads edition of the classic children's tale includes cover art by Jillian Tamaki and deluxe french flaps. Commissioned by award-winning Penguin art director Paul Buckley, the Penguin Threads series debuts with cover art by Jillian Tamaki for... Read more






Little Lord Fauntleroy
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Introduction by John Boyne
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$4.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-133014-3 (0-14-133014-7)

The story of a small, angelic boy from New York who is told he is the heir to an English earldom and is whisked away to the English countryside where he begins to win over his bad-tempered old grandfather. When the boy's identity is challenged, his old friends from New York... Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini
Puffin Books | Hardcover | September 2010
$16.99/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-133653-4 (0-14-133653-6)

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike 'I've stolen a garden,' she said very fast. 'It isn't mine. It isn't anybody's. Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it, nobody ever goes into it. Perhaps everything is dead in it already; I don't... Read more






A Little Princess
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$5.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-132112-7 (0-14-132112-1)

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and... Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-132106-6 (0-14-132106-7)

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... Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Introduction by Alice Sebold
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2003
$7.95/10.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6998-6 (0-8129-6998-7)

An enchanting story of transformation and compassion, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is widely considered to be one of the most important works of children’s literature. After her parents die of cholera, Mary Lennox, a difficult and sickly little girl, is brought from India to her mysterious uncle’s sprawling estate... Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Afterword by Sandra M. Gilbert
Signet | Paperback | July 2003
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-52883-4 (0-451-52883-2)

Opening the door into the innermost places of the heart, The Secret Garden is a timeless classic that has left generations of readers with warm, lifelong memories of its magical charms.

When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen…
... Read more






A Little Princess
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Introduction by U. C. Knoepflmacher, Noted by U. C. Knoepflmacher
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 2002
$11.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243701-8 (0-14-243701-8)

Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change... Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Introduction by Alison Lurie
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 2002
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243705-6 (0-14-243705-0)

The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.   Read more






Little Lord Fauntleroy
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Illustrated by C. E. Brock
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1995
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-44474-9 (0-679-44474-2)

By the author of The Secret Garden, the 1886 story of a curly-haired American boy who suddenly discovers he is the grandson of an English earl. Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Illustrated by Charles Robinson
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | May 1993
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-42309-6 (0-679-42309-5)

Frances Hodgson Burnett's celebration of the kingdom of earth takes place in a secret garden, where the orphaned Mary Lennox and the invalid boy, Colin, are magically restored to health and well-being by Nature's mysterious living force. The original illustrations, by Charles Robinson, are perfect visual companions to the rich and... Read more






The Secret Garden
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Bantam Classics | Paperback | January 1987
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21201-3 (0-553-21201-X)

Few children's classics can match the charm and originality of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, the unforgettable story of sullen, sulky Mary Lennox, "the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen." When a cholera epidemic leaves her as an orphan, Mary is sent to England to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald... Read more





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