Frances Hodgson Burnett
‘When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable looking child ever seen.’
So begins Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic, included in the Robert Ingpen collection for the centenary of its first publication in 1911. The secret garden of the title is a walled, overgrown paradise. Mary is led to it’s ivy-covered door by a robin and, with the help of the servant’s son Dickon, begins to tend it. The garden’s transformation helps to heal and transform others in this story.
In this edition the full and unabridged text is accompanied by plant drawings that bring the garden back to stunning bloom.
70 full colour illustrations
9 language editions world wide