Classic Children's Book Pack
This set of 4 classic books includes:
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: Everybody at Misselthwaite Manor agrees that Mary Lennox is the most disagreeable child they have ever met. Pale, selfish and spoilt, the ten-year-old orphan has been sent from India to her uncle's estate and she is determind to hate everything about it. But the isolated house on the Yorkshire moors holds secrets that Mary cannot resist exploring: pitiful crying that echoes down the corridors at night and a hidden walled garden. When a robin leads Mary to the buried key, not only is the garden unlocked, but also her heart. As the garden blooms, for the first time in her life, Mary discovers friendship. This is where the magic begins...
- The Pied Piper by Robert Browning: Robert Browning's famous verse retelling of the medieval legend of the Pied Piper is renowned for its humour and vivid wordplay. When the selfish townspeople of Hamelin refuse to pay the piper for spiriting away the hordes of rates that had plagued them, he exacts his revenge by luring away their greatest treasure, the children of the town.
- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell: Black Beauty is a horse with a fine black coat, a white foot and a silver star on his forehead. Seen through his eyes, the story tells of his idyllic upbringing and the hardship and cruelty he suffers subsequently, before finding security and happiness in a new home.
- Alice in Wonderland: Alice, a young, curious girl who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. There, she encounters some of the strangest and most peculiar creatures, including the Cheshire Car and the Mad Hatter.