The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Family Life, Understanding Self and Others, Changes and New Experiences, Death, Grief, Loss, Friends and Friendship, Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles, Gardening, Loneliness
After the sudden death of her parents in India, Mary Lennox is sent 'home' to England, and the Yorkshire estate of a distant relative. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident. With the help of local the country boy Dickon and Colin, her guardian's invalid son, Mary's spirit is reawakened as they bring the garden back to life.
Now Mary will discover that miracles can happen, and that magic is real.