History, Magic, Friendship, Intermediate, Outstanding
Recently orphaned Mary Lennox has been sent to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor. This new home on the Yorkshire moors is much different than India, where she was born and raised. Misselthwaite Manor is full of secrets. A mysterious crying sound can be heard in the night, and one of the many gardens has been locked up for over ten years. One day Mary stumbles upon the hidden key to this secret garden, and devotes all her time and efforts into bringing it back to life. With the help of the local boy and animal charmer Dickon, the children renew and revitalize this patch of ground. Unbeknownst to them, their efforts to improve the garden also improve their own lives, as well as the lives of everyone living at Misselthwaite Manor.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Secret Garden,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
8, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss8/12