The Secret Garden
Scholastic Children's Books are proud to publish this
beautiful edition of the classic tale, The Secret Garden.
When a cholera epidemic kills Mary Lennox's family in India, she
is taken to her Uncle Craven's house in the sprawling Yorkshire
moors, Misselthwaite Manor.
Previously angry and lonely, Mary grows calmer and gradually makes
friends with her maidservant Martha Sowerby who tells her that
the late Mrs Craven used to love tending to a private garden in
the grounds but following her death, her Uncle Craven had locked
the garden and buried the key.
Mary becomes fascinated by this secret garden and one day miraculously
discovers the key down a badger's hole.
As she becomes accustomed to life in Yorkshire and tending to
the secret garden, Mary becomes convinced that she can hear a mysterious
crying sound from within the house.
With the help of Martha's younger brother Dickon, Mary discovers
that she has a secret young cousin Colin who has been locked away
in the house for years and it is he who has been crying.
Mary and Dickon take it upon themselves to nurture Colin back
to health, exploring the secret garden as they do.
Eventually there is a happy ending for all the children, thanks
to the Secret Garden.