ENCHANTMENT IN THE GARDEN. by SHIRLEY HUGHES.

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Shirley Hughes is best known for her stories for younger children. However, in Enchantment in the Garden she shows her talent for creating longer, deeper stories for older children to enjoy. This is the tale of a lonely young girl's magical friendship with the marble statue of a boy which comes to life, and whose friendship has a lasting impact upon her.

 

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Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes was born near Liverpool, U. K. on July 16, 1927. She studied drawing and costume design at Liverpool School of Art and the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. At first she was an illustrator of other author's works, but in 1960 she published Lucy and Tom's Day, which was the first book she wrote and illustrated. Since then she has written and illustrated over 50 books. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Dogger in 1977, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature in 1984, and the OBE for services to children's literature in 1998. She currently lives in London with her husband.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard.
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A storybook with echoes of Frances Hodgson Burnett--absentee parents, a lonely girl, an orphan who blossoms while working in a garden, children who meet clandestinely, away from the governess's eyes--from Hughes, who illustrated an edition of The Secret Garden: all the elements of an old-fashione...

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Tiny pen-and-ink drawings sparkle in the margins of this meandering fantasy about a lonely girl and a statue that springs to life. Hughes (Stories by Firelight) is a master of expressive line: awkward

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