THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrated. In this story for children and, really, adults, Frances Burnett tells about Mary Lennox, shipped to the estate of her uncle after her parents died. The uncle is remote and contrived after the death of his wife; his son is a wreck. Mary discovers the ruins of an abandoned secret garden that proves the key to a physical and spiritual reawarkening for all.
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Mary Lennox lost her parents in a cholera epidemic, and so she
was transferred to Misselthwaite Manor, her mysterious uncle's
enormous, drafty mansion looming on the edge of the moors. In
exploring the grounds, Mary discovers a walled garden, neglected
and in ruins. She also meets a neighborhood boy and her strange
cousin, whose mother died and whose father, Mary’s uncle,
retreats from everything in the world ever since his wife’s death.
All are forbidden to enter the garden, and nobody can even
remember where the door is, until a robin leads Mary to its hidden
key. In the "secret garden," Mary and her cousin Colin find the
path to physical and spiritual health and discover the magic that
can change lives.