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The enchanting classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Mary Lennox feels forlorn and lonely in her uncle's gloomy house on the moors. But behind an old ivy-covered wall is a garden, waiting to be discovered. Beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks, winner of the Carnegie Medal. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
6+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
630L
CEFR Level
C1
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746077139
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Retold by Lesley Sims
Illustrator
Alan Marks

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“Excellent first 'grown up' reading book”
My daughter Polly (age 6) absolutely loved reading this book, she read it aloud from beginning to end and could not put it down. The illustrations are lovely and help to keep a child's interest. I will now be buying further books from this series as they will certainly encourage my child to read at home. She felt an enormous sense of achievement on finishing the book, and can't wait to read some more! Also an excellent way of introducing your child to some classic stories.

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Resources for this book

  • Retelling a classic story
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