Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden

Topics: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sun, The Secret Garden Pages: 2 (917 words) Published: January 6, 2013
“I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us.”

So long as I know what’s expected of me, I can manage.”
And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 8) Perspective.
Sometimes its all about perspective. If you look for the negative, that’s all you’ll find. Try looking for positive things in your life. You will find some. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”  ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

I think that on second reading, and reading critically, there will obviously be morer to discover from the book. I think that reading theoretically for my lit course did not remove any of the beauty of the book, although I found Colin even more irritating the second time round. It was a good and quick, enjoyable read that still has echoes from my childhood. It is full of great ideas when considering children’s fiction theoretically but, more importantly, thsi kind of reading does not remove the strength of the book, in fact, it improves it. This review is terribly written but I’m just about to drop off (as are my feet) after 10 work placement so you’ll have to forgive me not being able to do justice to the book. “One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever. One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the tender solemn dawn-time and goes out and stands out and throws one’s head far back and looks up and up and watches the pale sky slowly changing and flushing and marvelous unknown things happening until the East almost makes one cry out and one’s heart stands still at the strange unchanging majesty of the rising of the sun—which has been happening every morning for thousands and thousands and thousands of years. One knows it then for a moment or so. And one knows it sometimes when one stands by oneself in...
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