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Inside the secret garden of The Misselthwaite Archives with showrunner Aileen Sheedy

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How do you go about transforming a beloved childhood novel into an adult, 21st-century web series? With The Misselthwaite Archives, Pencil Ink Productions in Portland, Oregon has done just that with Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved classic, The Secret Garden. BookTrib sat down with showrunner Aileen Sheedy to find out more. Aileen Sheedy: After the death of her parents, surly teenager Mary Lennox moves to her uncle’s large, lonely estate along Misselthwaite Creek in Oregon. Mary hates her new home, where it rains constantly and strange noises echo from the basement, but she soon takes an interest in finding the hidden forest glade where her aunt passed away several years before. BT: What inspired you to adapt The Secret Garden? AS:…

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