• Idéal pour lire en VO un classique de la littérature anglo-saxonne. A découvrir : un texte en anglais adapté et revu par des enseignants, de belles illustrations, un lexique en fin d'ouvrage pour aider à la compréhension du texte et une version audio pour s'imprégner du bon accent. Idéal pour des élèves de 3e. 

  • Classique de la littérature enfantine, par l'auteur du Petit Lord Fauntleroy, Le Jardin Secret fait l'objet d'une adaptation sur les écrans le 15 avril 2020 (avec Colin Firth et Julie Walters).
    Mary Lennox, mal-aimée de ses parents, a été abandonnée aux soins de domestiques indiens qui ont laissé libre cours à ses caprices et à son insolence.
    À la suite d'une épidémie de choléra, retrouvée seule dans une maison vide, elle est envoyée en Angleterre pour vivre auprès d'un oncle qu'elle n'a jamais connu : Archibald Craven, vieil homme riche et bossu, qui vit dans un manoir isolé du Yorkshire. La nuit, elle y entend l'écho de pleurs venus d'une chambre introuvable.
    Mary s'ennuie dans cette sombre demeure, cernée de landes sinistres. Mais en explorant le domaine, elle fait la rencontre d'un rouge-gorge et se laisse guider jusqu'à une clé enterrée. Elle lui donne accès au jardin clos où sa tante aimait à cultiver des roses. Jardin condamné par l'oncle Archibald depuis la mort de son épouse.
    Poussée par la curiosité, Mary décide de braver l'interdit et ouvre la porte grincante. Sa vie ne sera plus jamais la même...

  • Sara Crewe is devastated when the news of her beloved father's death in India reaches her at her boarding school in London. Miss Minchin, the heartless and greedy headmistress, immediately moves Sara to the attic and forces her to become her servant. Despite being used to luxury, Sara quickly adjusts to her new life and never stops being kind and polite to everyone. Little does she now that someone out there is looking for her, and they might be much closer than they think.
    Author Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett - most famous for her novel The Secret Garden (1911) - originally wrote A Little Princess as a short story, and later a play, finally turning it into a novel on her publisher's recommendation in 1905. As smart and imaginative as Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables, Sara has been winning over readers for over a hundred years, and A Little Princess is considered one of the best children's stories of all time.

  • "It had never occurred to his honest, simple little mind that there were people who could forget kindnesses."

    Shortly after his father's death, the sweet and optimistic boy, Cedric, and his American mother discover that he is a lord and heir to a large fortune. His grandfather invites them to stay with him in England but wants nothing whatsoever to do with them. It does not take long for the loving boy to warm his grandfather's bitter heart, however, but conflict lurks just around the corner. Someone else is out to claim Cedric's inheritance.

    Considered the Harry Potter of its time, `Little Lord Fauntleroy' (1886) was a huge hit and massively influential on young boys in the 19th century.

  • Par l'auteur de : « La petite princesse », « Le jardin secret », « Le petit lord Fontleroy ».
    Miss Octavia Basset est une jolie jeune fille de dix-neuf ans, élevée par son père pionnier au Far West, dans les années 1870. Pour la première fois, elle rend visite à sa tante, dans le petit village de Slowbridge au fond de la campagne anglaise. Son arrivée, avec ses différences et ses manières spontanées, met en émoi tout le village de Slowbridge. Certains vont devenir ses amis, mais la redoutable Lady Théobald entend bien inculquer à l'étrangère quelques rudiments des bonnes manières.
    Une jolie héroïne qui dérange et des personnages bien typés (le curé, les dames du village, les prétendants...), dans une agréable comédie qui brosse avec humour un tableau vivant des moeurs de la société provinciale du XIXe siècle.


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    'Lord Dorincourt had occasion to wear his grim smile many a time as the days passed by. Indeed, as his acquaintance with his grandson progressed, he wore the smile so often that there were moments when it almost lost its grimness.'
    When young Cedric Errol's father dies, he becomes heir to the fortune of his English grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, and must move from working-class New York to England. Bad-tempered, cantankerous and bitter, the old man is slowly won over by the kind, generous and cheerful spirit of Cedric.
    When a plot arises to deprive Cedric of his inheritance and another pretender steps forward as heir, Cedric's friends in America become involved in order to thwart the challenger. Through Cedric's unconditional love and trust he teaches his grandfather to show compassion to those who are less fortunate than himself.
    Burnett's book had a huge impact on 19th century society, influencing how young middle-class American boys dressed through her detailed descriptions of Cedric's lordly clothing. The book even set new precedents in copyright law when Burnett won the rights to theatrical adaptations of the work.


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  • Mary Lennox is an orphan who is sent to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Neglected and lonely, she begins to explore her new home and learns of a secret garden that her uncle has forbidden anyone to enter. A friendly robin shows Mary the key to the garden and she discovers a world she could never have imagined...The Secret Garden has enchanted generations of children and adults alike.

  • The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.@95@#160;@95@#160;

  • The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.

  • After the death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent back from India to live in her uncle's huge, gloomy house on the English moors. Mary is lonely and miserable until she stumbles upon her disabled cousin Colin, hidden away from the world by his troubled father. Together they discover the door to a secret garden, and open up a world of freedom and enchantment that they could have never imagined . . .


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    'Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside'
    A Little Princess tells the story of Sara Crewe, beloved daughter of the revered Captain Crewe. Sent to board at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, Sara is devastated when her adored father dies. Suddenly penniless, Sara is banished to an attic room where she is starved, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this exceptionally intelligent girl uses the only resources available to her, imagination and friendship, to overcome her situation and change her fortunes is at the centre of this enduring classic.
    First published in 1905, 'A Little Princess' is a heart-warming tale of hope, hardship and love set against a backdrop of Victorian England, and is one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.

  • Although best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett was considered one of the leading writers in America on the strength of her adult novels, which made her name in the 1870s and 1880s. Ripe for rediscovery, Bello is proud to bring a select group of these classic novels back into print.First published in 1896, A Lady of Quality may have had its beginning "in a dark back chamber, revealed at the end of one of the corridors by the chance scratching of a match" in Portland Place, where Frances Hodgson Burnett was living. The house had a large basement area with long underground passages leading out to the Mews behind, about which Burnett is said to have remarked, "What a place to hide the body of a man you had accidentally killed."Thought of as a departure from her previous work, and set in the early Eighteenth Century, the body in question turns out to be that of Sir John Oxon, killed with riding whip by the book's heroine, Clorinda Wildairs: "Uncivilised and almost savage as her girlish life was, and unregulated by any outward training as was her mind, there were none who came in contact with her who could be blind to a certain strong, clear wit, and unconquerableness of purpose, for which she was remarkable. She ever knew full well what she desired to gain or to avoid, and once having fixed her mind upon any object, she showed an adroitness and brilliancy of resource, a control of herself and others, the which there was no circumventing. She never made a blunder because she could not control the expression of her emotions; and when she gave way to a passion, 'twas because she chose to do so, having naught to lose ..."A Lady of Quality is a novel about the invincibility of the human spirit, the refusal of a woman to be mild and submissive, the acceptance of all experience, and courage born of adversity.

  • A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett
    Sara Crewe is a very rich little girl. She first comes to English when she is seven, and her father takes her to Miss Minchin's school in London. Then he goes back to his work in India. Sara is very sad at first, but she soon makes friends at school.
    But on her eleventh birthday, something terrible happens, and now Sara has no family, no home, and not a penny in the world . . .

  • A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West
    Little Mary Lennox is a bad-tempered, disagreeable child. When her parents die in India, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle in a big, lonely, old house.
    There is nothing to do all day except walk in the gardens - and watch the robin flying over the high walls of the secret garden . . . which has been locked for ten years. And no one has the key.

  • A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.
    Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett.
    Sara Crewe is a very rich little girl. She first comes to English when she is seven, and her father takes her to Miss Minchin's school in London. Then he goes back to his work in India. Sara is very sad at first, but she soon makes friends at school.
    But on her eleventh birthday, something terrible happens, and now Sara has no family, no home, and not a penny in the world . . .

  • 'I pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one' Without her beloved father and miles from home, it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school. Luckily Sara is always dreaming up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends. When a letter arrives that brings disastrous news, the wicked headmistress Miss Minchin forces Sara to become a servant. Her lovely clothes and toys are taken away from her. She must work from dawn until midnight. How will Sara cope with her new found poverty? Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situation?BACKSTORY: Read why Jacqueline Wilson loves this book and find out which pupil of Sara's school you are most like.

  • Although best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett was considered one of the leading writers in America on the strength of her adult novels, which made her name in the 1870s and 1880s. Ripe for rediscovery, Bello is proud to bring a select group of these classic novels back into print.That Lass O' Lowrie's was Frances Hodgson Burnett's first novel. A tale of Lancashire, her chosen heroine is pit-girl. Burnett uses the novel to explore questions of social inequality and injustice, with much of the material drawn from real life. Serialised in Scribner's Monthly before publication as a book, and first published in April 1877, That Lass O' Lowrie's won unanimous praise from the critics.

  • Anglais Robin

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Although best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett was considered one of the leading writers in America on the strength of her adult novels, which made her name in the 1870s and 1880s. Ripe for rediscovery, Bello is proud to bring a select group of these classic novels back into print.Robin is the second volume of Frances Hodgson Burnett's last substantial work, and follows on from The Head of the House of Coombe. Set in London during the First World War, Robin portrays the horror, rather than nobility or glamour, of that devastating period and completes the story of Robin, Lord Coombe, Donal and Feather.

  • Although best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett was considered one of the leading writers in America on the strength of her adult novels, which made her name in the 1870s and 1880s. Ripe for rediscovery, Bello is proud to bring a select group of these classic novels back into print.The Head of the House of Coombe is the first of two volumes which were first serialised in 1920 in Scribner's Monthly, before being published in 1922. Together with the second volume, Robin, the 'House of Coombe' novels comprise Frances Hodgson Burnett's last substantial work. Returning to a theme that occurs again and again in her books - that of the change from riches to poverty - The Head of the House of Coombe contains Burnett's most dramatic manifestation of this idea, along with a potent sense of the old order breaking up in the years prior to the First World War.

  • Although best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett was considered one of the leading writers in America on the strength of her adult novels, which made her name in the 1870s and 1880s. Ripe for rediscovery, Bello is proud to bring a select group of these classic novels back into print.A complex tale of courtship, marriage, women's rights and American politics, Through One Administration is one of Frances Hodgson Burnett's most fascinating novels.At its centre is Bertha Amory, a society wife in nineteenth century Washington D.C. Married to a lawyer, her safe world is disrupted when a former acquaintance returns to the city. Philip Tredennis first met Bertha years earlier, when they were both young. Returning to find her married to another man, yet obviously not in love with him, Tredennis can only watch and try to do what he can for Bertha and the situation in which she finds herself.Frances Hodgson Burnett lived in Washington D.C. for many years and brilliantly recreates the world she knew so well, where even the most seemingly superficial of characters may show unexpected depth when observed in the right way.

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike'I've stolen a garden,' she said very fast. 'It isn't mine. It isn't anybody's. Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it, nobody ever goes into it. Perhaps everything is dead in it already; I don't know.'After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.***With a heartwarming introduction by Sophie Dahl***
    *** A behind-the-scenes jounrey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more...***
    *** a much-loved classic***Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester. She had a very poor upbringing and used to escape from the horror of her surroundings by writing stories. In 1865 her family emigrated to the USA where she married and became the successful author of many children's books including Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.

  • ''"People never like me and I never like people," Mary thought.'When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...BACKSTORY: Take our quiz, learn about the plucky author and find out about the real secret garden.

  • A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.
    Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett.
    Cedric Errol is seven years old. He lives with his mother in a little house in New York. They don't have much money, but mother and son are good friends. Cedric is a kind, friendly little boy, and everybody likes him. His father was English, but he is now dead, and Cedric and his mother are alone in the world. But one day a lawyer arrives from England with some very surprising news about Cedric's grandfather . . .

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