‘Mary is a tough feisty character, who manages to turn a whole household, and the lives of those in it, completely upside down… The book is brim full of magic and joy’
Mary Lennox is an orphan who is sent to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Neglected and lonely, she begins to explore her new home and learns of a secret garden that her uncle has forbidden anyone to enter. A friendly robin shows Mary the key to the garden and she discovers a world she could never have imagined...
The Secret Garden has enchanted generations of children and adults alike.
About the Author
Born in Manchester, England in 1854, FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT moved to Tenessee in 1865, and began writing for magazines soon after. Over the course of her life she wrote over forty books for both adults and children, including A LITTLE PRINCESS, THE LOST PRINCE, and LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. Bumett died in 1924.
"The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a wonderful story that I could think myself into, given that the heroine is the sort of awkward little girl that I thought I was. I loved the idea of a secret place where children could be on their own" -- Nina Bawden "The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is my "current" favourite children's book. I reread it to my six-year-old daughter last summer and both of us loved it -although she did require me to have a go at the full Yorkshire accent for Dickon, which proved a little bit tricky. It has magic, darkness, whimsy and truth and the fact that it was first published in 1909 yet still managed to enthral my 21stcentury daughter is a testament to its greatness" -- Kirsty Young "Mary is a tough feisty character, who manages to turn a whole household, and the lives of those in it, completely upside down... The book is brim full of magic and joy" -- Sunday Telegraph
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 4th January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.22