The Secret Garden Author:Frances Hodgson Burnett, Tasha Tudor (Illustrator) When orphaned Mary Lennox, lonely and sad, comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, with the help of a friendly robin, Mary di... more »scovers the most mysterious wonder of all--a secret garden, walled and locked, which has been completely forgotten for years and years. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?« less
I love this book--the characters are engaging and lots of fun. Every time I read it I am inspired to go start a garden of my own. The emphasis on Magic being what makes the garden grow and the children get stronger is a little questionable, but it depends on how you interpret it.