The Secret Garden (Kingfisher Classics)
|Author:||Frances Hodgson Burnett|
It's a secret garden, and I'm the only one in the world who wants it to be alive." When orphaned Mary Lennox first arrives at Misselthwaite Manor, she is coming to a large, dark house full of secrets. Indoors, she slowly uncovers the truth about her invalid cousin, Colin, and helps him rebuild his strength and spirit. But it is outdoors that the real magic lies, behind the hidden door to the walled secret garden which, with the help of her new friend Dickon, she brings back to life. This entrancing story has charmed gen errations and become one of the key classics of children's literature. The Secret Garden was first published in 1911. Full of mystery and romance, it has never been out of print.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester but emigrated with her mother to Tennessee at the age of sixteen. Her first stories were published over the next three years and she became a prolific writer for both adults and children. Alongside The Secret Garden (1911) she is best known for A Little Princess (1905) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886). Jason Cockcroft is an exciting young artist, fast building a reputation for his work. He won the Blue Peter Award for Pilgrim's Progress written by Geraldine McCaughrean (Hodder) and has also illustrated titles by Michael Morpurgo, Tony Bradman, Leon Garfield and Helen Cresswell. Jason Cockcroft lives in Yorkshire.