THE SECRET GARDEN
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrated by Michael Hague
Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1st. 1987
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Brown cloth spine with gilt title, green paper boards. Colour illustrations.
Spine and bottom of boards a little bumped. Inscription to top corner of front endpaper. Light foxing to edge of text block, otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper a little edge rubbed. Fading to spine and edges of front panel. A little foxing to verso.
Stock no. 1406742
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- Mary Lennox is a plain, bad-tempered little girl whose parents die, leaving her orphaned. She is sent to live with her uncle on his huge estate in Yorkshire where she meets his ailing son, Colin, the Yorkshire maid, Martha and her brother Dickon, a boy with almost supernatural powers over nature.
- As Mary explores her new home, she learns of a secret garden, shut up for ten years since the death of Colin's mother. With the help of a little robin she finds the key, unlocks the door and enters "the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place anyone could imagine." She shares her discovery with Dickon and then with Colion, and together the children make the garden bloom once more.