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✓ Return To The Secret Garden ☆ Holly Webb ✓ Return To The Secret Garden ☆ Holly Webb - Return To The Secret Garden, Return To The Secret Garden It s and a group of children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall Emmie is far from happy to have been separated from her cat and sent to a huge old mansion But soon she starts discovering t

  • Title: Return To The Secret Garden
  • Author: Holly Webb
  • ISBN: 9781407144856
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover

✓ Return To The Secret Garden ☆ Holly Webb, Return To The Secret Garden, Holly Webb, Return To The Secret Garden It s and a group of children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall Emmie is far from happy to have been separated from her cat and sent to a huge old mansion But soon she starts discovering the secrets of the house a boy crying at night a diary written by a girl named Mary and a garden A very secret garden

Return To The Secret Garden

✓ Return To The Secret Garden ☆ Holly Webb ✓ Return To The Secret Garden ☆ Holly Webb - Return To The Secret Garden, Return To The Secret Garden It s and a group of children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall Emmie is far from happy to have been separated from her cat and sent to a huge old mansion But soon she starts discovering t Return To The Secret Garden

  • ✓ Return To The Secret Garden ☆ Holly Webb
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  1. I think watching a tulip grow would ve been interesting than this.WOAH WAS IT BORING And I fully admit I don t read a lot of middle grade any because it often doesn t click with me although I recently read The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and A amazingnessoof that I still can enjoy MG , but even 12 year old Past Cait would ve been bored stupid with this Literally nothing happens except a disagreeable girl cries about her cat and trims roses I m still struggling to figure out what the point is [...]


  2. Too much cat related side plot, but it captures some of the original s essence Sidetone Did Mary marry Colin She s supposed to be with Dicken Though that opinion is heavily influenced by The Misselthwaite Archives web series one of my favourites


  3. This is a perfectly fine children s book and will no doubt find an audience amongst those who are less strongly of the opinion that a sequel is a thing you read straight after reading the original Featuring another spiky young heroine in orphan Emmie Hatton evacuated during WW2 from the Craven Home for Orphaned Children to Misselthwaite Manor , the first half of the novel follows closely in the classic s footsteps as Emmie befriends a gardener and a robin and explores the manor If you re looking [...]


  4. Since I ve yet to finish a book yet this year, I thought it was a good time to go ahead and work on the reviews that I never had a chance to post last year Which, especially in the case of Return to the Secret Garden, is a shame This book was absolutely adorable, and I wish I d been on top of my reviews enough to give it the pre release love that it deserved On the bright side, hopefully I m reminding some of you out there of its existence, and it will scoot up your reading lists after this revi [...]


  5. It has been a long time since I read The Secret Garden but as I read this, a lot of it came back to me This is a sequel but it is written in a different style and much child friendly Holly Webb has this story take place in 1939 when a group of orphans have been evacuated from London and are now living in Misselthwaite Hall The theme of being abandoned and forced to move somewhere new and foreign is the same feeling that Emmie has in this book as Mary did in the original Emmie, the main characte [...]


  6. This review was originally posted on Between My LinesIs there any book that you love as much as the books that you loved in your childhood For me I think not, those early books have nestled into my bookish heart and I can t logically review them as I m all wrapped up in feels for them But a sequel hello Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb to one of those books is fair game My Thoughts on Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb I adore The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, so whe [...]



  7. First sentence The children marched down the street in a long line of twos, and only one of them looked back.Premise plot Emmie Hatton, our heroine, is an orphan The book opens in London, 1939 with her orphanage being evacuated to the countryside All are sent to Misselthwaite Manor Emmie is upset You might think naturally so After all, the children are being sent to the countryside for their safety, in anticipation of London being bombed It s not just orphans facing this potentially traumatic mo [...]


  8. 3.5I had some hesitation about there being characters from The Secret Garden in this book, and can t say I completely loved where that went, but I did really like this book In particular it captured a lot of the magic of that garden and house Misselthwaite Manor which was wonderful And I loved the characters Emmie, Jack and Lucy the cat I think Holly Webb wrote this with a lot of love for the original and that comes through and is appreciated


  9. 4.5 stars What a sweet book taking you right back to The Secret Garden There were similarities to the original, but enough changes that it made the story new This was well written for its audience, and I am so glad I heard about it Thanks Daniel for letting me know


  10. This is as magical as the original story by Frances Hodgson Burnett Webb has placed her sequel in 1939 which is really effective as it presents a believable way to bring children back to Misselthwaite Hall with the same sense of abandonment, a search for family and a need to belong that Mary had in The Secret Garden It is also effective as the whole concept of being taken away from the city and deposited in the middle of the countryside in a big rambling old house is very appealing to children a [...]


  11. I want to preface this review by saying that the original classic novel, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is my all time favourite childhood book That meant that going into this newer version I had reservations and anticipation in equal measure.Webb undertakes a huge responsibility to readers who loved the original as she continues the story of the garden and its next generation of admirers I enjoyed how Webb incorporated Emmie s story within the backdrop of WWII which was such a tu [...]


  12. Emmie is certainly a worthy successor to poor, spoilt Mary Lennox She has edges that have nothing to do with being unduly pampered quite the opposite in fact While the adults around her are quite tough with her, I did like the fact that the people running the orphanage aren t depicted as evilly intent on crushing the spirit of their charges While their form of punishment may jar with modern norms, at the time it wasn t uncommon for children to be regularly slapped or beaten with a slipper or str [...]


  13. Originally posted here heatherreviews.wordpress _________________________________________I ll admit that I have never actually read the original Secret Garden, but I absolutely adored the movie adaptation when I was a child After reading this book, I had a strong urge to re watch it as well I was thrilled when I learned about this book and was intrigued to see what direction Webb would take it in.When Emmie and the other orphan children are forced to evacuate from their London orphanage, Emmie c [...]


  14. A big Did Not Finish at 25%.First, let me say that I loved the original Secret Garden Great book Probably a little preachy, but a wonderful story, none the less But this book Oh this book I tried I tried so hard to love the little girl and her story in this book I tried to take this revision, set in the early days of World War II, for what it was, a simple take on the original story, told about 20 years later It tried to give me everything I had before There is the grumpy gardner, check There is [...]


  15. 3.5 starsIt s 1939, and among the hundreds of children being evacuated from London are 20 from the Craven Home for Orphaned Children Emmie is dissatisfied than most, and with good reason, but you immediately feel a sympathetic bond with this little girl who s compared so unfavorably to others.I don t think you d have to read The Secret Garden first this could probably stand on its own but you d miss much of the charm, as Emmie discovers that the past is not so very different from the present an [...]


  16. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this treasured place in literature and move classics from my childhood I totally enjoy the side story with the cat and the sweetness that the dad brought the cat back to Emmie The description of the gardens and finding the dairies and emmie slowly discovering that the characters are real people that she interacts with everyday Now of course since this is a different author the story may not totally go the way we all would like but that what happens when you borrow [...]


  17. This was a tough book for me to finish it was quite disappointing It was, in my opinion, so boring I didn t like the characters either I couldn t connect with them It was nice to have the original MCs in this book, but I didn t they weren t involved enough in the story The garden was the best thing about this story, but that was my favorite thing about the original, too Also, I thought the ending was too abrupt I expected for the ending and the book as a whole.


  18. It s 1939, and Emmie lives in an orphan home in London, the oldest girl there and her only friend a stray cat With the coming of war, the children are evacuated to their founder s home, Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, though Emmie is forced to leave her cat Lucy behind Although Mrs Craven and the housekeeper, Miss Sowerby, are warm and welcoming, Emmie hates the manor at first she pretty much hates everything anyway She particularly hates ten year old Jack Craven, who loathes his home being in [...]


  19. I absolutely loved the 1993 film version of The Secret Garden, My dad just bought it one day and thought I would like it If I was smart I would have watched it right away As I watched, I became mesmerized by that garden and the magic in it I loved reading the original book too so I was really happy to see and read Return to the Secret Garden from a new author Emmie is very much like our Mary She s an orphan who has no friends other than a sullen cat she named Lucy She s very skinny and always ge [...]


  20. Webb, Holly Return to the Secret Garden, 240 pages Sourcebook Jabberwocky, 2016 17 Content G.Emmie and the other orphans are being evacuated from London because of the War and the bombings, sent off to a manor house near the moors Emmie was forced to leave behind Lucy, the stray cat she befriended and is having a hard time settling in to the new place When she finds a diary written by a long ago little girl who was also lonely Emmie follows the clue and finds the garden.I don t want to give too [...]


  21. I enjoyed this return to the original setting that evoked my love of the original I liked the way it intertwined with the original story except for one major exception.Mary should be with Dicken, NOT Colin That sort of spoilt it for me I enjoyed the main characters narative This is definitely for younger readers personally I didn t really take anything away from it but overall an average read.


  22. 3.5 stars I really enjoyed this sweet little book, since I ve played Mrs Medlock in a play of the original story I love Holly s writing style as well, as even though her books are meant for young children, she has such a beautiful way of wording things that someone my age could enjoy it Nice way to start off BookTubeAThon


  23. Ehhh It just couldn t match the magic and wonder of the original Also, if the author was trying to be coy about who Mrs Craven, Mr Craven, and Mr Sowerby were, she failed Also the ending was kind of weird in that it seemed like there should be to the ending.


  24. The sequel to One of my favourite books ever this is faithful to the original characters , even including a robin.t at the outset of ww2 Emmies children s home is evacuated to Miselthwaite Manor, where she meets an old gardener, the Lady of the house and her son.


  25. Thank you NetGalley for the advanced reader s copy.This book wasn t bad, it just wasn t great And the ending came suddenly to me I was ready to keep going, felt like I had finally gotten into it, and it ended I did like how it played on prickly children They are a favorite of mine.


  26. If you are a fan of the original book then don t be so quick to jump into this one It has key elements from the original, but is vastly different in many ways The writing style is not as fluid, its blunt and to the point in the flow of large tangents.


  27. While my children and I enjoyed this story, I can t help but be bothered by the return of the original characters I think it was handled well but whenever I read a book that returns characters from another book I feel that it somewhat like fanfiction.


  28. I loved this book so much I got it from the book fair and I really wanted to buy this looks yeah that s why I rated 5 stars I ve read it so many timesSchool westbreen primary schoolFavourite book return to the secret gardenFavourite colour pinkRated looks in the book



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