Happy time in The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, most popular novel by a British playwright and author Frances Hodgson Burnett  (1849 – 1924) was first published as a series in 1910. In summer of 1911 the story was published in its entirety.

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The story, containing much wisdom way ahead of its time became a classic of English children’s literature after Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett‘s death – and widely popular through books and several stage and film adaptations.

In short, if you’re looking for some uplifting entertainment for a good our of leisure time, watch one of the video versions below. It will make you smile.

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The cartoon version of The Secret Garden

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Although the story-line doesn’t exactly follow the original from the book, this animated movie is a good way to introduce The Secret Garden to younger generations.
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1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV film adaptation of the novel The Secret Garden

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The story in this version of the movie is told as a flashback memory of grown up Mary who returns home after the war. Good acting and characters, well worth watching.
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Black and white version of The Secret Garden with Margaret O’Brien from 1949

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Of the three video choices listed on this page, this one is by far my favorite. The cast is outstanding, the story presented with all the irresistible, dramatic charm of the old classic movies. And the biggest surprise was black and white turning into a Technicolor full colored movie, every time the location of the story was the blooming Secret Garden. Oh, this version of the film also made me laugh way more than the other two. Do check it out!
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