The secret garden
In this abridged adaptation of the classic novel, a lonely orphan discovers the wonders of a mysterious garden and befriends her invalid cousin.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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.
(Bowker Author Biography)