The Secret Garden

Ranked #1 in Children's Classics, Ranked #4 in Making Friendssee more rankings.

"One of the most delightful and enduring classics of children's literature, The Secret Garden by Victorian author Frances Hodgson Burnett has remained a firm favorite with children the world over ever since it made its first appearance. Initially published as a serial story in 1910 in The American Magazine, it was brought out in novel form in 1911.

The plot centers round Mary Lennox, a young English girl who returns to England from India, having suffered the immense trauma by losing both her parents in a cholera epidemic. However, her memories of her parents are not pleasant, as...

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Clare Morpurgo The book is about a girl coming to live in England from India. She is a sickly child who had a pretty awful early childhood in India. (Source)

M G Leonard The redemptive power of the natural world and gardening was something that struck a chord with me. (Source)

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