The Secret Garden | Study Guide

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Bixler, Phyllis. Frances Hodgson Burnett. Hall, 1984.

Bixler, Phyllis. The Secret Garden, Nature's Magic, A Reader's Companion. Prentice, 1996.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Annotated Secret Garden. Edited by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Norton, 2007.

Clark, Anna. "The Secret Garden's Hidden Depths." The Guardian, 5 Aug. 2011.

Goodwin, Mary. "The Garden and the Jungle: Burnett, Kipling and the Nature of Imperial Childhood." Children's Literature in Education, vol. 42, no. 2, June 2011, pp. 105–17.

Gunther, Adrian. "The Secret Garden Revisited." Children's Literature in Education, vol. 25, no. 3, Sept. 1994, pp. 159–68.

Horne, Jackie C., and Joe Sutliff Sanders, editors. Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden: A Children's Classic at 100. Scarecrow, 2011.

Thwaite, Ann. "Burnett, Frances Hodgson 1849-1924." Writers for Children: Critical Studies of Major Authors Since the Seventeenth Century. Edited by Jane M. Bingham, Scribner, 1988, pp. 103–09.

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