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Wardrobes, Gardens, and Hot Air Balloons: The Spirituality of Children’s Literature (Part I) - Bookish Illuminations
“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” (The Secret Garden [1911] by Frances Hodgson Burnett) A door into the garden. A step into a wardrobe. A flight in a hot air balloon. Whether it is Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden (1911), C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and …