the secret garden


It is possible I completely and utterly judged this book-by-it's-cover.

Unearthed at a local oppy.

13 comments:

My Bat Lightning Heart said...

Gorgeous!
Great find!

Katie said...

The line drawings are beautiful! I loved this book when I was a little girl :)

Lightning Heart said...

oh it looks wonderful! i have a book of fairytales with similar drawings, it's my favourite :)

katiecrackernuts said...

Beautiful colour plates and gold embossed cover. Fabulous.

Luna said...

Such nostalgia! I can almost smell the old paper and ink! Lovely.

Clare B said...

In a slightly 'old lady' moment I sat here thinking "They really don't make books like they used to". sigh. Beautiful book!

vestidadedomingo said...

oooh! beautiful book!

lafulanitadetal said...

oh! nice blog!congratulations!

wallspank said...

I read that book over and over growing up, great escapism

Brit said...

Lovely illustrations! I read that book a while ago... It made me feel like a little kid again! So sweet and magical!

Bek said...

I loved that book when I was a kid. It was so mysterious! Great find!

sharondraws said...

I love that story, great find.

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

I found a copy of Wind in the Willows that has similar bookplates and line drawings by the Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf (New York/Heritage Press). Is your book from the same series? Excited to look for others!