The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett spellbinding Children’s Classic novel which is about of two unhappy and withered children who become determined to make their lives and the lives of others around them more joyful. A tale capture the wonder of the secret garden springing to life under the tender care of Mary Lennox; her spoiled invalid cousin, Colin; and Dickon, a Yorkshire boy. Its Fascinating story which keep you reading till the end.

Bratty and spoiled Mary Lennox is orphaned when her parents fall victim to a cholera outbreak in India. As a result, Mary becomes the ward of an uncle in England she has never met. As she hesitantly tries to carve a new life for herself at imposing and secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Mary befriends a high-spirited boy named Dickon and investigates a secret garden on the Manor grounds. She also discovers a sickly young cousin, Colin, who has been shut away in a hidden Manor room. Together Mary and Dickon help Colin blossom, and in the process Mary finds her identity and melts the heart of her emotionally distant uncle.

The Secret Garden is nice children’s novel which start as a sad story but slowly becoming better and better till a happy ending. I thought this gonna be a boring story but more I read it more I started like it. Each chapter you read take you into the story and let you be there with characters. This is the only novel I have read which were written by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden hardcover book but This book made me read more of her work. This book is a wonderful reading for children and adults and a perfect gift for any age. would be great for any book collection.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson can be told as the ultimate pirate novel of all times. It was first published in 1883 but like those great children’s classics still everyone can enjoy the book. Classic novel Treasure Island is a magnificent creation which run children’s imagination to maximum level. Treasure Island is a novel filled to the brim with tales of adventure, betrayal and, something which make all children excited about .. treasure !! I still remember how much I enjoyed this book when I first read it as a 12 years old boy.

Jim, is a preteen who lives with his parents at the little inn and tavern that they own. A rough and unruly customer comes to stay with them, a salty old pirate with inappropriate stories and foul drinking songs. Jim is enthralled with the man and befriends him; the old crusty pirate even pays Jim to “Keep an eye out for a man with one leg.” When the rest of the pirates locate the inn where Jim and his family live, they make an appearance, demanding something that the old pirate had taken from them. Through an act of both luck and bravery, Jim and his mother escape the pirates and take with them the hidden object – a map showing the location of an enormous buried treasure. Jim, the good Doctor, and a few other individuals from town decide to rent a boat to go after the treasure… but when they start their voyage, a man with one leg joins the boat as the cook and the rest of the crew isn’t behaving quite properly. The rest of the tale involves mutiny, back stabbing, treachery, treasure, gunfights, castaways and adventure of the highest caliber.

A treasure map where X marks the spot, a schooner set to sail, a onelegged seaman with a parrot on his shoulder, a boy whose bravery will be tested by murder, mutiny, and betrayal — Robert Louis Stevenson’s well-loved tale is the ultimate swashbuckling adventure. Sweeping a path from the sleepy English coast to the raging high seas to a tropical island concealing a buried treasure, this story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage stars an unforgettable cast of characters: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature’s most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and utterly unscrupulous Long John Silver.

Treasure Island is entry point to world of pirates for children. Any child would enjoy this great children’s novel without doubt. It’s an old fashioned action adventure clearly written with children about the age of 12 in mind. Treasure Island hardcover book would be a great gift for any preteen who love adventure. It would something they would treasure for rest of the life.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is another great American classic children novel. originally published in 1884. It is the sequel to  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer . . Anyone who love Tom Sawyer would love this novel too. You will want to read none stop but will love every minute of it. One of the best-loved classics of children’s literature. Not just by children but also Adults.

Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck’s dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all the friends stick together – but can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all?

This book has been banned by some libraries. mainly because book liberally uses the “N” word and heaps other abuse on African Americans. But I don’t think it has any kind of racism in it. Manly the story just reveal how society worked in those old days. Its all about the friendship between black slave and white boy who has no better society states than the black guy. But I think this might be differ depending on your nationality and ethnics. I just enjoy the story which those 2 face various problems they encounter while they run away.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is filled with humor, adventure, and suspense. Even Ernest Hemingway called it the greatest American novel ever. You can say Mark Twain‘s writing is extremely entertaining. Hard cover books of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer would be great gift for any kid who love reading books.