Monday, June 3, 2013

Read20 Selection for June: The Secret Garden

This classic novel shares the story of Mary Lennox, a lonely, ill-tempered girl orphaned in India by her parents’ death and sent to live at her uncle's estate in England. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a mysterious, abandoned garden that has been locked and forgotten for many years. Aided by a local boy, Dickon, she begins restoring the garden and finds that she is growing happier and healthier herself. Mary eventually discovers other secrets of the manor, and she learns that miracles take place in the Secret Garden!
Have you joined Read20, the First Lady of Tennessee's Book Club for families? Read20 encourages parents to read with their children for 20 minutes a day. The Read20 club features a different title every month, and each week the club offers a fun, book-related project or a suggestion for a fun family activity. Please visit the First Lady's Read20 page for more information, and have fun reading!