The Secret Garden (Vintage Classics)

Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett

Middle Fiction

Includes character guide, which-character-are-you quiz, story quiz, info on the real secret garden, author info, historical background, garden activities, and glossary


""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, spoiled, 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.


Product Information

'Mary is a tough feisty character, who manages to turn a whole household, and the lives of those in it, completely upside down... The book is brim full of magic and joy' Sunday Telegraph

"Mary is a tough feisty character, who manages to turn a whole household, and the lives of those in it, completely upside down... The book is brim full of magic and joy."
--"Sunday Telegraph"

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849. After living in poverty, she emigrated to the US in 1865. She wrote over forty books; the best-known today are The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy. She died in 1924.

General Fields

  • : 9780099572954
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage Children's Classics
  • : December 2011
  • : 188mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 364
  • : b/w chapter headings
  • : Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • : Paperback
  • : 812
  • : en
  • : 813.4