The Secret Garden, a real children's classic, has been cherished by generations of readers since its first appearance in 1911. Mary Lennox, a sullen, spoiled child, comes to live with her English uncle after the death of her parents. Implanted in Misselthwaite Manor on the baleful moors of the English north country, she meets a hearty Yorkshire house-keeper and her spirited brother, a dour gardener, a cheerful robin, and Master Colin, her willful, mysterious sickly cousin. The robin helps Mary find the door to the secret garden, and from there the story takes the reader on a spell-binding journey into the places in the heart where faith restores health, where flowers refresh the spirit, and where the magic of a garden coming to life after years of neglect serves as a metaphor for the miraculous recovery of an invalid boy.
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