The Secret Garden from Little Golden Books is a beautiful reimagining of the classic story by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Filled with delightful illustrations by Brigette Barrager and a simply retold text, this condensed version is written for ages 2 to 5 years. Mary Lennox is an orphan who is sent to live with her uncle in England. Kept away in a dark and dreary estate, Mary finds herself wandering the grounds until she finds a secret garden. Here she tends the garden, hoping to make the plants and flowers grow once more.
A retelling of the beloved classic for the youngest readers, in honor of the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books!
"A key!" cried Mary. "Is it the key to the secret garden?"
This story of a key that leads a lonely girl to a secret garden is a beloved childrens classic. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnetts childrens novel published in 1911, this retelling, simply and warmly written, will charm youngsters. Theyll fall in love with Mary, her gentle friend Dickon, and the beautiful garden they bring to life.
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT (18491924) was an American-English novelist and playwright best known for the classic childrens novels Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. FRANCES GILBERT (adaptor) is an editorial director in childrens publishing and the author of the Step into Reading Step 1 Reader I Love Pink!
BRIGETTE BARRAGER is an artist, writer, designer, and illustrator of childrens books, including the bestselling picture book Uni the Unicorn and the Louise Trapeze series. She attended the California Institute of the Arts, where she earned a degree in Character Animation. Visit Brigette at brigetteb.com.