The secret garden
Part of the Puffin classics series
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike'I've stolen a garden,' she said very fast. 'It isn't mine. It isn't anybody's. Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it, nobody ever goes into it.
Perhaps everything is dead in it already; I don't know.'After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors.
She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter.
Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door.
Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined. ***With a heartwarming introduction by Sophie Dahl****** A behind-the-scenes jounrey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more...****** a much-loved classic***Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester.
She had a very poor upbringing and used to escape from the horror of her surroundings by writing stories.
In 1865 her family emigrated to the USA where she married and became the successful author of many children's books including Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.
The Puffin Classics relaunch includes:A Little PrincessAlice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice's Adventures Through the Looking GlassAnne of Green GablesBlack BeautyHans Andersen's Fairy TalesHeidiJourney to the Centre of the EarthLittle WomenPeter PanTales of the Greek HeroesThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Adventures of King ArthurThe Adventures of Tom SawyerThe Call of the WildThe Jungle BookThe OdysseyThe Secret GardenThe Wind in the WillowsThe Wizard of OzTreasure Island