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Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, but moved to America as a teenager. A gifted writer from childhood, Burnett took to writing as a means of supporting her family, creating stories for Lady's Book , Harper's Bazaar , and other magazines. Though she began writing novels for adults, she gained lasting success writing for children. She is best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy (1855-1856), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).