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Illustrated by Tasha Tudor with both full-color plates and penciled pictures, her illustrations highlight the gentle, vivid charm in Mary's life and garden. 358 glossy pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
Publication Date: 1985
Dimensions: 6 X 9 1/4 (inches)
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?
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Frances Hodgson Burnett was a born storyteller. Even as a young child, her greatest pleasure was in making up stories and acting them out, using her dolls as characters. She wrote over forty books, including the classic A Little Princess, also illustrated by Tasha Tudor.
Tasha Tudor's detailed, delicate artwork has been cherished by millions of readers. She illustrated nearly one hundred books, and received multiple awards and honors, including two Caldecott Honors.
Kelly5 Stars Out Of 5October 30, 2003KellyThis is a beautiful edition of a beautiful book! "Mistress Mary, quite contrary" moves to her uncle's house in the Yorkshire countryside, where she discovers the beauty of a hidden garden surrounded with painful memories. Tasha Tudor's watercolors enlighten the text brilliantly. A favorite book from my own childhood, the combination of story and paintings are sure to inspire young readers as they did me.