The Secret Garden book

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Illustrated by Charles Robinson

Misselthwaite Manor holds two mysteries, a strange unhappy crying in the night and a walled garden with a door locked and forgotten for ten years. On the day a robin shows Mary where the key lies buried, the Magic begins

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The Secret Garden

Thin, pale and haughty, 10-year-old Mary Lennox is determined to hate everything about her new life at Misselthwaite Manor, just as she had hated everything about her over-indulged life in India. But it is not long before the Yorkshire air puts colour in her cheeks, plain food adds flesh to her bones, and the forthright chatter of her maid, Martha, stirs new feelings of interest and affection in Mary. For Misselthwaite Manor holds two mysteries, a strange unhappy crying in the night and a walled garden with a door locked and forgotten for ten years. On the day a robin shows Mary where the key lies buried, the Magic begins ...

Production Details

The Secret Garden book
  • Bound in cloth, blocked in gold and green with a design based on the endpapers from the 1911 edition. Set in Bulmer.
  • 8 original full-page colour paintings by Charles Robinson
  • Book Size: 9" x 6¼" 288 pages

'A book that has everything'

'She held back the swinging curtain of ivy and pushed back the door which opened slowly - slowly ... She was standing inside the secret garden'

Frances Hodgson Burnett remembered such a garden from her own childhood, and turned it, fifty years later, into one of the most popular of children's books. The characters are eternal - gruff Ben Weatherall, motherly Susan and the 'Yorkshire angel', Dickon, who has a special way with wild creatures. Burnett's novel is a paean to the joys of the outdoors, revelling equally in the fresh winds of the moors or a pale green crocus shoot pushing its way from the earth. In this beautiful evocation of a garden's enchantment is a heartfelt belief that the healing power of nature will transform children and adults alike. It is this that makes The Secret Garden so uplifting - a book, according to bestselling children's author Gillian Cross, 'that has everything'.

Illustrated by one of the most accomplished artists of the golden age of children's illustration, Charles Robinson. His exquisite images capture all the 'Magic' the Misselthwaite children are so sure will make them live 'forever and ever' - as they do in these timeless pictures.

'One of the most original and brilliant children's books' ALISON LURIE

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Review by xxgeorgiexx on 25th May 2014

Text: Illustrations: Binding: Rating: 5/5

"I had never read this book before but fell in love with the look of it.... And I haven't been disappointed, it's a beautiful story inside a beautiful cover. My first of what I think will be many folio..." [read more]

Review by pedro7 on 3rd Apr 2013

Text: Illustrations: Binding: Rating: 4/5

"Having read this as a child and enjoying it very much,i got it to see if it was as good years later to my now grown up self.I am pleased to say it was and recommend to any body having the same thought..." [read more]

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