The Secret Garden
Think you've read all the classics? Think again. A story of family, rejuvenation and the wonders of nature. What are you waiting for?
Mary Lennox is happy living in India with a house full of staff at her beck and call, while her parents neglect her. But when a cholera outbreak takes away everyone around her, Mary's life is changed forever.
She is taken in by her Uncle Archibald Craven, whom she has never met. She is surrounded by his staff but has never felt more alone. In a desperate attempt to escape solitude she befriends a robin and explores the manor grounds.
Her hatred for her new circumstances is only tamed when she finds joy tending to a garden hidden in the manor grounds. When Mary hears the howls of a young invalid boy who also lives in the manor, she is encouraged to unlock the secrets of the garden and the manor, in order to find happiness and friendship – things she has never experienced before.
- An enchanting piece of literature, which explores positive and heartwarming themes such as rejuvenation and the regeneration of family.
- Having recently celebrated its centenary, The Secret Garden's success is overwhelming and has ben translated into dozens of languages.
- The Booktrust calls the novel "a satisfying and absorbing read, that demonstrates the resilience of children even when they are surrounded by uncaring and flawed adults."