“I am sure there is magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us.”
Published more than a hundred years ago, ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a prominent children’s classic and an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment. It is regarded as one of the best works of the twentieth century children’s literature.
Mary Lennox, the unloved, contrary and spoiled ten year old, is found alone in deserted house after her parent’s death. Then she is shipped off to England to live in her uncle’s household at Misselthwaite Manor. Cenfronted by new possibilities, Mary finds herself liking the moors of Yorkshire. But the peace of the huge house is disturbed by a wailing that echoes through its halls. Also the beautiful gardens surrounding it are haunted by a tragic past.
At his secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Martha Sowerby is a warm-hearted chambermaid. She introduces Mary to the late Mrs. Craven and her private walled garden, which has been locked for years. When Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach.
What are the secrets that the isolated manor hides? Is Mary finally going to be able to make a home out of the house? Is there something really magical and healing about the moors of Yorkshire? Author Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel forms a perfect combination of mystery, magic and love.
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