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Frances Hodgson Burnett

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  • 'Garden' takes some time to bloom at Cockpit

    Like "The Secret Garden" that gives this 1991 Broadway musical its title, the production at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre takes a while to blossom. It has its share of vocal highlights and always remains enjoyable, but the story's powerful emotions are fitfully conveyed before finally coming across with full force at the end.
  • The Question: What was your favorite book as a child?

    The Question: What was your favorite book as a child?
    "'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling. I thought I was Mowgli, or I wanted to be Mowgli and have talking critters as friends. Absolutely, I wanted to escape the ghetto. I wanted to get out of poverty and live in some place magical. It seemed to me that if...

    Mayo author makes new, familiar tale from 'Secret Garden'

    Mayo author makes new, familiar tale from 'Secret Garden'
    When she was growing up, Ellen Potter was an avid reader, and nothing thrilled her more than settling down with her well-worn copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic 1911 children's novel, "The Secret Garden." The book's heroine, 10-year-old Mary...

    'Liesl & Po' by Lauren Oliver

    'Liesl & Po' by Lauren Oliver
    'Liesl & Po' By Lauren Oliver HarperCollins, $16.99, ages 8-12 "On the third night after the day her father died, Liesl saw the ghost." Happily, this ghost is more complicated than Casper. "Po" (from the "Other Side," where things are much "blurrier")...

    This 'Garden' is a tough row to hoe

    This 'Garden' is a tough row to hoe
    Tyler Donatelli began dancing at Southland Ballet Academy when she was five years old. Now, she will take on her biggest task yet: portraying a selfish, ill-tempered 10-year-old. Tyler, a Huntington Beach resident, will play the lead role of Mary...