Just recently, we at the Dancing Hotdogs family have been enjoying trying out different audio books for the family. It makes for a great family past time and it allows D and I to introduce news genres of books to the boys outsid of their usual action and sci-fi stuff.
As it happens one of the books we were listening to was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. D has always loved this book and it was perfect timing since the latest version of the book was also being released on film. Which gave us the chance to show the boys the differences between the book and the films.
THE SECRET GARDEN starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx is a new take on the beloved classic novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in England during a new time period in 1947, the film follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate. Marc Munden is directing the script, which was adapted for the screen by Jack Thorne. David Heyman (Harry Potter franchise, Paddington 1 & 2) and Rosie Alison (Paddington 1 & 2) are producing and Jane Robertson (The Danish Girl, Bridget Jones’s Baby) is co-producing. StudioCanal’s Ron Halpern, Didier Lupfer, and Dan MacRae are executive producers. STXfilms will distribute THE SECRET GARDEN in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.stxfilms.com/thesecretgarden/
The first thing we noticed upon watching the film was that it deviated from the book in a number of spots. While we were disappointed that the film didn’t say fully faithful to the book, it still contained the magic and wonder that we had come to expect after reading the book. No matter what the story will always be timeless family classic and perfect for all ages.