Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden was one of my favorite books as a child, but I did not have my own copy. I was constantly checking it out of our local library.

Fast forward many years and a job in a bookstore, and I now have 4 copies of The Secret Garden. One paperback that came out around the time of the musical (my favorite musical ever), one standard green hardcover, the annotated hardcover, and a lovely illustrated hardcover.

Four copies of one book, even a favorite book, is enough for anyone. Right?

I thought so too. Until I was pointed in the direction (by Posie Gets Cozy) of this new edition with an embroidered cover. It's a new Penguin Classics edition. The book will be released in October 2011. I do not know if it will be hardcover (which I tend to prefer). I doubt it will be illustrated and surely won't be illustrated with embroidery. But, oh, how pretty.

1 comment:

Kim said...

I just finished reading The Secret Garden to my 10-year old on Sunday, the 24th, and we loved it! The only copy we have is a used paperback that I bought for $1.50 a few years ago. I wasn't familiar with the story at the time, but I'm so glad I picked it up.

Sounds like you have the start of a great collection!