Katie’s Choice Book Club to discuss ‘The Secret Garden’

Staff Report

The Katie’s Choice Book Club selection for June is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The Book Club is hosted by Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford. The discussion will be held at the coffeebar at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, and repeated at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 13.

The Book Club is open to all interested people, free of charge. No pre-registration is required. Discussions are animated, thoughtful and engaging.

When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was “the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.” So begins one of the world’s most-loved children’s stories. First published in 1911, this is the poignant tale of a lonely little girl, orphaned and sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place, but with the help of the local boy Dickon, who earns the trust of the moor’s wild animals with his honesty and love; the invalid Colin, a spoiled, unhappy boy terrified of life; and a mysterious, abandoned garden, Mary is eventually overcome by the mystery of life itself — its birth and renewal, its love and joy. Opening the door into the innermost places of the heart, The Secret Garden is a timeless classic that has left generations of readers with warm, lifelong memories of its magical charms.

For further information about Katie’s Choice Book Club, contact Katie’s Cup at (815) 986-0628 or (815) 914-5998.

Posted June 5, 2013

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