Secret In The Garden by James Mayhew

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A beautiful, deluxe peek-through picture book inspired by the classic story, THE SECRET GARDEN, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

It's a hot day and sitting outside is a girl who has just finished reading her favorite book, THE SECRET GARDEN. As she is about to fall asleep, a bird flies overhead and drops a key into her lap, and her adventure begins. The girl discovers a world of magic and friendship within the walls of her own secret garden.
Children will love the process of discovery in this story, as they peek through the holes on every spread and turn the pages to reveal each hidden surprise. Adults sharing the story with their children will appreciate the echoes of an adored book from their own childhood.
 

About James Mayhew

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James Mayhew is an award-winning author and illustrator of many children's books, including the popular "Ella Bella Ballerina " series. His special love for opera and ballet is reflected in many of his stories and illustrations. He lives with his wife and son in Letchworth Garden City, England.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Scholastic Inc.. 30 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Delicate cut-outs in the pages allow readers to glimpse the next clues in Sophie’s sleuthing game, while the soft watercolors capture the lush beauty of a summer garden filled with variegated hues.

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Inspired by The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Secret in the Garden: A Peek-Through Book by James Mayhew introduces Sophie, a girl who embarks on an outdoor adventure after reading her favorite book (""about a girl and a secret garden"").

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