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The Secret Garden


C.S. Lewis said “no book is really worth reading at the age of ten, which is not equally—and often far more—worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” There are several classics I enjoyed as a child, yet love even more as an adult. 1,017 more words

She does not live here any more

I imagine you do not need me to tell you what book this delightful quote comes from, for it is a book that is embedded deep within the world. 368 more words


Garden Talk

Family Movie Night

By Karyn Bowman

What do you do when perfect weather hits?

I prefer to be outside.

I know my house needs to be cleaned after a world-wind of work and activities that have kept me busy. 520 more words

Notes From Rumbly Cottage

Hidden Places

Mysterious, hidden places are the lifeblood of children’s literature. I think of the classic realism of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s garden in A Secret Garden, the fantastical realm of Neil Gaiman’s graveyard in  354 more words

Monocacy River

Female Language in Children's Literature - Part One

So my dissertation topic was “Exploring Female Language in children’s literature: Key Stage Two and Three”. I got a first for this piece of work and I am pretty proud of it, so I wanted to share it. 5,117 more words

An Ode to a Rose

There is nothing so beautiful as a garden of roses, I know this from first hand experience, they fill the air with their elegant perfume and bring beauty to any patch of shrubs. 253 more words

Virtual Garden.