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The beloved original text offered in a definitive gift edition by esteemed illustrator Inga Moore.
"Then she slipped through the door, and shut it behind her, breathing quite fast with excitement, and wonder, and delight. She was standing inside the secret garden."
First published in 1909, The Secret Garden has entranced readers with the courage and strength of two unhappy and withered children who become determined to make their lives and the lives of others around them more joyful. In this remarkable edition, Inga Moore’s beautifully observed illustrations capture the wonder of the secret garden springing to life under the tender care of Mary Lennox; her spoiled invalid cousin, Colin; and Dickon, a Yorkshire boy.
About the Author
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, but moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, as a teenager. She wrote more than forty books and is most famous for Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.
Inga Moore is a distinguished author and illustrator of children’s books whose illustrated titles include The Reluctant Dragon, Horse Tales, and an acclaimed version of The Wind in the Willows. She lives in England.
A handsome oversize edition Moore’s detailed ink and watercolor paintings portray the
English countryside and breathe life into the young protagonists.
—School Library Journal
Moore's illustrations open out like an invitation to walk in the garden ourselves.