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  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A collection of short stories for children by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Table of Contents: 1. The Story of Prince Fairyfoot 2. The Proud Little Grain of Wheat 3. My Robin 4. Sara Crewe The Story of Prince Fairyfoot Prince Fairyfoot is born into a society, even though he is royal...where large feet are a sign of specialness...all his family...king, Queen and other children have large feet...so he is an embarassment and is sent away to live with the family of a sheepherder. After such a sad start, Prince Fairyfoot finds adventure and falls in love with a beautiful girl, Princess Goldenhair, will they find happiness? The Proud Little Grain of Wheat There once was a little grain...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Penguin presents the abridged audiobook edition of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, read by Helena Bonham Carter. 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 to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    An enchanting and mysterious tale of a far away land where a young king transforms his kingdom with a blue flower and some positive thinking. It is a story of love and the beauty of nature where the young king is taught by an old and sacred man what love means and how it can transform the world AUTHOR Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English-born author of romances and books for children. After moving to America in 1865 she established a popular reputation with the publication of That Lass o'Lowries in 1877. She is best known for such stories as Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. DETAILS Alcazar AudioWorks publishes solely unabridged...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The wonderful adventure story of two boys, one the son of a mysterious impoverished grandee and the other the handicapped son of a n'eer-do-well drunkard. The boys together travel thru Europe on a Secret Mission and help wrest a fictitious country called ""Samavia"" from its wicked rulers and place the legendary and rightful heir on the throne denied the dynasty for over 500 years. "In every nook and cranny, high and low, they sought for him...he had vanished as a star vanishes when it drops from its place in the sky." From the author of such children's classics as The Secret Garden and A Little Princess comes this enchanting story of a young boy discovering his true...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    In early 1901, fifteen years after Little Lord Fauntleroy and ten years before the Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote The Making of a Marchioness. She followed this short novel in the spring of the same year with the sequel, The Methods of Lady Walderhurst. The satisfying Cinderella quality of the first book which illustrated the harsh realism of Edwardian society, combines with the exciting melodramatic developments in the second book to create an intriguing story that continues to entertain us today. AUTHOR Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English-born author of romances and books for children. After moving to America in 1865 she established a popular reputation...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Sara Crewe is the 1888 serialized story Frances Hodgson Burnett eventually turned into the popular novel ""A Little Princess"", which was published in 1915. Much of the plot is the same, a little girl with a wealthy father is left at a boarding school in London, while he goes abroad. Sara is a charming and popular girl who's fortunes reverse when her father dies, apparently without money. Sarah is treated cruelly by the headmistress of the school, but her fortunes take another turn when a watchful neighbor takes an interest in her. AUTHOR Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was an English-born author of romances and books for children. After moving to America in 1865 she...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialised novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. According to Burnett, she had been composing a play based on the story when she found out a lot of characters she had missed. The publisher asked her to publish a new, revised story of the novella, producing the novel. Captain Crewe, a wealthy English widower, has been raising his only child, Sara, in India where he is stationed with the British Army. Because the Indian climate is considered too harsh for children, British...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    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 Craven, at Misselthwaite Manor. Unloved and unloving, Mary wanders the desolate moors until one day she chances upon the door of a secret garden. What follows is one of the most beautiful tales of transformation in children's literature, as Mary her sickly and tyrannical cousin Colin and a peasant boy named Dickson secretly strive to make the garden bloom once...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic. When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle’s house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights and, when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again. First, there is the secret garden – and with it comes a boy who knows all the wonders of the country. He can even talk to the birds! Then, as the old house gives up its biggest secret, Mary forms a magical friendship....read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    "The best version of the Cinderella story in modern idiom that exists," is how Marghanita Laski describes Frances Hodgson Burnett's Little Lord Fauntleroy. It is the charming story of a seven-year-old American boy, Ceddie Errol, who lives on the edge of poverty in New York. One day he is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt. It will be up to this virtuous boy to capture and warm the Earl's heart and transform him into a doting grandfather and responsible...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School is the 1888 serialized story Frances Hodgson Burnett eventually turned into the popular novel A Little Princess, which was published in 1905. Much of the plot is the samea little girl with a wealthy father is left at a boarding school in London, while he goes abroad. Sara is a charming and popular girl who's fortunes reverse when her father dies, apparently without money. Sarah is treated cruelly by the headmistress of the school, but her fortunes take another turn when a watchful neighbor takes an interest in...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The award-winning narrator of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass brings the beloved classic The Secret Garden to sparkling new life in this delightful, highly accessible production. When her parents die from cholera in India, orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in a cold, dark mansion in England. Then she discovers a secret garden that has been locked since her Aunt died ten years earlier... Frances Hodgson Burnett was a British born American playwright and author best known for her children's stories Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Little Princess and The Secret Garden. Alison Larkin is the award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    'Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it.' When her parents die, Mary, spoiled, yet unloved, is shipped from India to England to live with her absent uncle. When she discovers a secret garden, and starts to tend to it, like the flowers, she comes to life. One day she hears a cry from within the mansion, and soon learns that she is not the only one in need of some fresh air. `The Secret Garden‘ (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett is among the most loved children‘s novels of all time. It has been adapted for the stage and screen many times, most famously in 1993 with Dame Maggie Rogers in the...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Sara Crewe is devastated when the news of her beloved father‘s death in India reaches her at her boarding school in London. Miss Minchin, the heartless and greedy headmistress, immediately moves Sara to the attic and forces her to become her servant. Despite being used to luxury, Sara quickly adjusts to her new life and never stops being kind and polite to everyone. Little does she now that someone out there is looking for her, and they might be much closer than they think. Author Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett – most famous for her novel The Secret Garden (1911) – originally wrote A Little Princess as a short story, and later a play, finally turning it into a novel on her...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Smart and intuitive, Bettina is not fooled by Sir Nigel, the English aristocrat, who has come to New York to marry her sweet and naïve older sister Rosalie. And rightly so: Sir Nigel is cruel and selfish and only marries Rosalie for her money. But still a child, there is nothing much Bettina can do about it. When years have passed and the family has lost all contact with Rosalie, however, Bettina decides to sail across the Atlantic and save her sister. With `The Shuttle‘ (1907), Author Frances Hodgson Burnett created one of those heroines whose presence it is immensely satisfying to be in. Betty is initiative and strong, and she refuses to be bullied by manipulative men. It is hard not...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Mary Lennox is a sad and sickly girl. She acts bitter to everyone around her, and doesn’t mind that she doesn’t have friends; she doesn’t need them. When she moves to a dark, gloomy manor to live with her uncle, she has no interest in exploring her new home – until she learns that there is a secret, locked garden somewhere on the grounds. In this new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved novel, The Secret Garden is a beautiful story of a young girl learning to care for herself by caring for the world around her, and a reminder that the darkest of gloominess can be swept away with a little love and...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    One summer, a fragile and shy little girl and her working-class parents move in as caretakers for a large house in the suburbs that has been hastily abandoned by its owners. After getting settled comfortably in the servants‘ apartments, the girl sets out to explore the house. A single room is locked, however, but for some reason the girl has access to it. Inside, she meets another little girl ... just as delicate as herself ... ‘In the Closed Room‘ (1904) is an eerie ghost story by the author of `The Secret Garden‘, Frances Hodgson Burnett. A chilling and intense mystery for the not so faint at...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy is the first children's novel written by English playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was originally published as a serial in the St. Nicholas Magazine between November 1885 and October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's in...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Octavia Bassett, jolie jeune américaine du Névada rend visite à sa tante. Celle-ci habite un petit village anglais calme et ultra-conservateur. Octavia par son franc discours , ses toilettes éblouissantes et ses manières non conventionnelles produit la...read more

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett

    William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This curated collection of children’s classics will take you on a journey through the bizarre world of Wonderland, into a long undiscovered secret garden, and finally into the enchanted fairytale world of The Brother’s Grimm. These classic children’s stories are read by actress and author, Jane Asher; Shakespearean actor Sir Michael Horden; and...read more