Transplanted from India to her reclusive uncle’s manor, Mary Lennox finds little on the wintry Scottish moor to distract her from the fact that she has always been sick and has never cared about anyone else (even before her parents died). But there’s something hidden at Misselthwaite Manor, and the less Mary thinks about her problems, the more strong and cheerful she grows. She and her new friend—an affectionate little robin—discover a key and unlock some forbidden old secrets, bringing unexpected life and color to the dreary old house and its mysteries.
"Th’ two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way—or always to have it."
~ Martha, from the book
This Canon Classic about lonely kids, discovery, and healing is a perennial on “best children’s books of all time” lists. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
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IMPRINT: Canon Classics
AUTHOR: Frances Hodgson Burnett
PAGE COUNT: 250 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-09-9
PUB. DATE: May 31, 2016 (first published in 1911)
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