Book of the Week #30

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett with pictures by Tasha Tudor. (J.B. Lippincott, 1962)

This wonderful story, originally published in 1912, of a lonely willfull little girl and how she finds friends, health and hapiness when she comes to live in a great house on the Yorkshire moors was brought to life in 1962 with the addition of illustrations by Tasha Tudor.

In 1944 the great success of an edition of Mother Goose she had illustrated enabled Tasha Tudor to buy a New Hampshire farm and create a lifestyle rooted in the early 19th century. She lived on that farm until 1971 when she moved to a house in Vermont built by her son. Last month Tasha Tudor passed away at the age of 92.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's such nice book. got a different feel.