After Mary Lennox is orphaned by a cholera epidemic, she goes to live on her uncle's Yorkshire estate. Most people think of her as contrary, but she's also lonely and sad, and her uncle has little interest in her. Left alone to explore, Mary slowly grows stronger, developing a love of the outdoors and meeting two unexpected new friends: the high-spirited Yorkshire boy Dickon, and her sickly and imperious cousin Colin, who has been hidden away for years because of his and his father's fears that he'll never be strong and healthy.
Then she discovers the greatest treasure of all: a locked, walled garden, overgrown and desperately in need of tending. The garden belonged to her aunt, and has been neglected since her death... but Mary can see signs of life and growth in it. And as she, Dickon, and Colin start caring for the garden, a remarkable thing happens: Mary and Colin start to bloom too. This classic novel, full of beauty and emotion, is sure to inspire your Mighty Girl as it has inspired generations of others.
"As new life sprouts from the earth, Mary and Colin's sour natures begin to sweeten. For anyone who has ever felt afraid to live and love, The Secret Garden's portrayal of reawakening spirits will thrill and rejuvenate. Frances Hodgson Burnett creates characters so strong and distinct, young readers continue to identify with them even 85 years after they were conceived." — Amazon.com Reviews
|7 - 12
|Frances Hodgson Burnett
|Mar 20, 2012
|Simon & Brown