The Secret Garden

  • Type: Books
  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Heather P.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062692573
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A moving story of a little girl who discovers wonder, hope and magic.

A fairy tale feeling story without some of the obvious elements. Mary is a lonely child, orphaned by the plague in India and is sent to Yorkshire to live with a largely-absent uncle. The staff that run the household are her main contact and it is when she begins to explore the gardens on the property that she begins to truly learn about the world and all it has to offer. Filled with lush descriptions of flora in spring and meaningful relationships, it is a message of hope and community.