September 29, 2011
September 29, 2011
Young Mary Lennox is sent to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. All but ignored by Craven, her sickly cousin Colin, and housekeeper Mrs. Medlock, Mary happens upon a secret walled garden. As she starts to work in it, the garden begins to flourish, and so does Mary. Gradually, Mary brings Colin to see the garden, which invigorates him. When moody Uncle Craven returns, he too is cheered by the garden and the friendship that Mary and Colin have formed, and they become an unlikely, but happy, family.
With pink foil and charming art in a collectible hardcover, this is the gift edition every girl needs in her library and will cherish for years to come.
Since its original publication in 1911, this wonderful classic has entranced generations of children with an evergreen mix of orphans, adversity, and a brilliantly honest characterization of children. Nine-year-old Mary Lennox's transformation from a petulant, spoiled child to care-free lass on the moors of England opens as the girl finds herself suddenly orphaned in India. Sent to live with her self-absorbed uncle on his huge estate in Yorkshire, Mary is charmed against her will by the cheerful Dickon, a boy who can charm wild animals. She also discovers Colin, the hidden invalid son of her uncle, who is just as spoiled as she. After Mary finds an intriguing walled garden that had not been taken care of for 10 years, the children immerse themselves in secretly tending it, and through the joy of nurturing living things, grow in health and good spirits themselves.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Nature + the Natural World / General, Classics, General, Social Issues / Special Needs, Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Age: 9-12 years
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Illustrator: Robin Lawrie
- Online Item #: 13664417
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-5050
- ISBN: 9780142419618
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported