Secret Garden: A Little Princess ; Little Lord Fauntleroy

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Gramercy Books, 1995 - Children's stories, American. - 576 pages
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Three beloved classic works share the stories of a cross young girl who discovers a magical world behind a stone wall, a gentle-hearted girl who suffers at the hands of a cruel headmistress, and an endearing boy who wins his grandfather's love.

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Review: Three Complete Books: The Secret Garden/a Little Princess/Little Lord Fauntleroy

User Review  - Kari Garrett - Goodreads

We read all three of these stories as a family. We loved all of them! Read full review

Review: Three Complete Books: The Secret Garden/a Little Princess/Little Lord Fauntleroy

User Review  - Susanne Muehlhan-regalado - Goodreads

the little princess is my least favorite. loved the little lord fauntleroy Read full review

About the author (1995)

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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