Monday, August 10, 2015

Ten top classics to read before you're 10

Mary Sebag-Montefiore adapts adult classics for children and has rewritten everything from Wuthering Heights to War and Peace. At the Guardian she tagged ten classics every child should read before they are 10, including:
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

One of the best-loved children’s books of all time. Bad-tempered, ugly orphan Mary Lennox is sent to her uncle’s spooky house on the Yorkshire moors. She discovers a locked, forgotten garden, and, shut up in one of the bedrooms, her cousin Colin, a spoilt, hypochondriac invalid. As they restore the garden, Mary becomes a loving, giving girl; Colin an engaging, active boy. I don’t know of any child who doesn’t like this book.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue