The Secret Garden (Illustrated Edition)
|Author:||Frances Hodgson Burnett; Inga Moore (Illustrator)|
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Mary Lennox is sent from an India as an orphan to live at Misselthwaite Manor. She arrives as a sour-faced, sickly and ill-tempered little madam but becomes friends with local lad Dickon and her poorly cousin Colin. In their restoration of a secret garden all their lives are changed for the better.
With an Afterword by Anna South.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) wrote over forty books in her lifetime, including many for adults, but she is most famous for her children's books Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, most of which was written in a walled rose garden during a stay at an English country house. Inga Moore has illustrated numerous classics including Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows and E. Nesbit's The Reluctant Dragon, as well as writing and illustrating Six Dinner Sid, which won a Smarties Book Prize, the award-winning A House in the Woods and Captain Cat. Inga lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.