Secret Garden (Evergreen Classics)
In this beloved story, readers travel with Mary Lennox, a spoiled and sullen orphan, from colonial India to Misselthwaite Manor, a forbidding estate on the Yorkshire moors. There, in the unlikeliest of places, Mary discovers and helps restore an abandoned garden and, in the process, blossoms herself into a creature of loving kindness. Mary's transformation begins when she meets a no-nonsense housekeeper, a brusque gardener, and a sprightly robin that leads her to the hidden garden. With the help of Dickon, a boy with an almost supernatural affinity for animals and plants, and Colin, her frail cousin, Mary works in secret to bring new life to the old garden. The three friends find their efforts rewarded not only with all the pleasure that blooming flowers bring, but also the blessings of good health and high spirits.
Since its initial appearance in 1911, this cherished classic of children's literature by the author of A Little Princess has enchanted readers. Now available in this unabridged, modestly priced edition, The Secret Garden will continue to charm modern readers of all ages.
When her parents die from an outbreak of cholera, Mary Lennox must go to live with her uncle, a hunchback named Archibald Craven. Not long after her arrival at her uncle's enormous house, Mary begins hearing eerie noises in the night. Mary, intrigued by the strange sounds as well as the garden that her uncle keeps under lock and key, determines to unravel the mystery of Misselthwaite Manor. 247 pgs.
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