"People never like me and I never like people," Mary thought.' When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...BACKSTORY: Take our quiz, learn about the plucky author and find out about the real secret garden.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English-American author and playwright. She is best known for her incredibly popular novels for children, including `Little Lord Fauntleroy', `The Secret Garden' and `A Little Princess'.More about Frances Hodgson Burnett