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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Secret Garden, Illustrated by Inga Moore

I've been promising that I would identify the illustrated edition of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which has had me captivated. This edition was published by Candlewick, originally in 2008 and reprinted in 2010. Inga Moore is the illustrator. I am so fond of the illustrations in this edition that I am going to purchase a copy. I must have it in my library for those early days of spring. Or those days in April when it is still winter here and one is longing so.

The novel-writing class that I am taking is offered via Grub Street, a wonderful institution in the Boston area, which has recently added lots of online writing classes to its vast offerings. I'm very pleased with all the class is offering, but this class is even more demanding than the one I took this summer. I need to set my alarm to a much earlier hour because I can't get all the work and writing done in a regular day.

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  1. I fell in love with a version of The Wind in the Willows, illustrated by Inga Moore, and just had to have it. She is a fantastic artist. I get the book out often just to look at the artwork. Perhaps next year I'll reread the actual book as I haven't in quite a few years.

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    1. Hi Cath,
      Gosh! I've got to locate a copy of The Wind in the Willows with Inga Moore illustrations. I must confess I've never ever read The Wind in the Willows. I must! Thanks so much for letting me know.

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    2. Well, now I have to apologise. I knew Inga Moore had done Wind in the Willows and because I haven't looked in a while, plus had a senior moment, I was sure my version was hers. It's not. The illustrations in mine are by Robert Ingpen (maybe it's the 'Ing' that got me confused LOL) I did a post about it here:

      https://read-warbler.blogspot.com/2008/04/illustrated-books.html

      I think you'll find The Wind in the Willows *well* worth a read. It's just wonderful.

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    3. Hi Cath,
      Thanks for your thoughts. I'd still like to find Inga Moore's The Wind in the Willows as well as Robert Ingpen's. And I absolutely must read The Wind in the Willows. It's a hole in my MUST READS,

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  2. Thatclooks like a fantastic edition of The Secret Garden. Good luck and have fun at the writing class!

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    1. I am indeed enjoying it Brian, though I feel some angst at times. It is so good to be challenged, though.

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  3. That does look like a lovely edition of The Secret Garden, the cover illustration is gorgeous. I am a sucker for illustrated books.

    I am glad you are liking your novel writing class even though it is demanding so much of your time.

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    1. Hi Tracy,
      Yes, this edition is worth the trouble to find it.
      I'm appreciating the writing class so much, despite how challenging it is time-wise. That's what we all need in our lives--worthwhile challenges, with worthwhile underlined!

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