Racketty-Packetty House (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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From the writer of The Secret Garden and A Little Princess comes the story of how Queen Crosspatch and her band of fairies help to save the Racketty-Packetty House. With classic illustrations by Harrison Cady, "Racketty-Packetty House" is Frances Hodgson Burnett s whimsical tale of wonder with a positive message that will enchant and delight young readers.
  

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
12
Section 3
17
Section 4
21
Section 5
25
Section 6
29
Section 7
35
Section 8
41
Section 10
46
Section 11
53
Section 12
54
Section 13
59
Section 14
63
Section 15
68
Section 16
69
Section 17
71

Section 9
44

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About the author (2004)

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote for children and adults, publishing both plays and novels. She was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her father, who owned a furniture store, died when she was only four years old. Her mother struggled to keep the family business running while trying to raise five children. Finally, because of the failing Manchester economy, the family sold the store and immigrated to the United States. In 1865 they settled just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. Hoping to offset her family's continuing financial troubles, Burnett began to submit her stories to women's magazines. She was immediately successful. In the late 1860s her stories were published in nearly every popular American magazine. Burnett helped to support her family with income from the sale of her stories, even saving enough to finance a trip back to England, where she stayed for over a year. In 1879, Burnett published her first stories for children; two of her most popular are A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. In contrast to an extremely successful career, Burnett's personal life held many challenges. Her son Lionel was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 15, from which he never recovered. His death inspired several stories about dead or dying children. Burnett lived her later years on Long Island, New York. She died in 1924.

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