|The Secret Garden
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(Adapted by Mike Brooks)
|Suitable for children aged 4 - 9 year old
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|Considered by some (Such as American author Jeffrey Masson) to be the greatest book ever written
for children. Selfish girl, Mary, has to live with her uncle after her parents die. She learns of a secret walled
garden and is determined to find it.
A theme of the book is that when something is neglected it withers and dies, but when worked on and cared
for it thrives. This applies not only to the garden but to the characters Mary and her cousin Colin.
Barking Dog's two talented actors (with the help of a some puppets and
children from the audience) present this wonderful tale.
With original music and audience participation as well as use of puppetry and mime,
this is ideal for any book week, projects on Nature, Plants, Travel, Music or Drama.
Suitable for 4 to 9 years old.