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The Secret Garden

“The spell was broken. My uncle learned to laugh, and I learned to cry. The secret garden is always open now. Open, and awake, and alive. 19 more words

Week 35: A NorthernReader Easter

Every year, the newspapers echo with the anguished cries of life’s little organisers against the swerving swooping Easter date as it flits across the calendar. How much tidier things would be, the argument seems to run, if we could just pick a date and stick to it, year by year. 990 more words

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Has anyone watched the Shirley Temple movie by the same name? I have dim recollections of it, and following my recent read of the novel, an increased desire to see it again. 821 more words


Winter's on the Wing

“Winter’s on the wing, here’s a fine spring morn…”

That line from the soundtrack of The Secret Garden is especially appropriate for a couple of reasons. 781 more words

Katie's Favorite Authors

I love reading. Reading is my absolute favorite thing in the world to do. Always has been, always will be. And I’m very loyal when it comes to my favorite authors. 561 more words

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Something Wonderful

As we move into warmer, greener days, something to delight us all:

“They always called it Magic and indeed, it seemed like it in the months that followed — the wonderful months — the radiant months — the amazing ones. 224 more words

Review! How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature

by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt

ISBN: 9780718893101

“… a fascinating book for older children and adults… full of interesting facts and details about your favourite books.” 19 more words