"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike 'I've stolen a garden,' she said very fast. 'It isn't mine. It isn't anybody's. Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it, nobody ever goes into it. Perhaps everything is dead in it already; I don't know.' After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined. With a heartwarming introduction by Sophie Dahl. A behind-the-scenes jounrey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more ...a much-loved classic. Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester. She had a very poor upbringing and used to escape from the horror of her surroundings by writing stories. In 1865 her family emigrated to the USA where she married and became the successful author of many children's books including "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "A Little Princess".
About the Author
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester. She had a very poor upbringing and used to escape from the horror of her surroundings by writing stories. In 1865 her family emigrated to the USA where she married and became the successful author of many children's books including Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.
A really beautiful story, and enjoyable for any reader of any age group. The Secret Garden is a classic book that everyone should read. Heartwarming, instpiring, and brilliantly written, this book is one that you won't be able to put down. I really enjoyed it and would gladly read it twice. Or even three times. This is one of the few books that you will remember for years after you've finished it.
The Secret Garden is a classic book that everyone should read. It is about an orphaned girl named Mary, who moves to her uncles manor in England. At first she hates it, but than she discovered the Secret Garden. As she restores the garden she begins to have fun for the first time. But a dark secert lurks at the Manor and as she opens the door to the Garden she begins to unfold a mistery of the past.
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