The Secret Garden - Illustrated Edition by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden - Illustrated Edition

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Part of the Walker Illustrated Classics Series

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This absolute classic has entranced children the world over since its first publication in 1911. In this remarkable new hardback gift edition from Walker Books, Inga Moore’s beautifully observed illustrations capture the wonder of the garden coming alive again, bringing about the transformation of two unhappy children. It’s an edition that will bring this classic to a new generation of readers eager for a timeless story that’s full of mystery, wonder and secrets. A book to be treasured.

From Michael Morpurgo: "I love this story of a girl's life being changed by nature."

This book is part of the Walker Illustrated Classics, a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good.

To view other titles in the Walker Illustrated Classics series go to our Classics genre and click the Illustrated tab.


The Secret Garden - Illustrated Edition by Frances Hodgson Burnett

When orphan Mary Lennox arrives from India to live with her uncle, everyone at Misselthwaite Manor thinks her a most disagreeable child. Then one day she discovers a secret garden. With the help of Dickon and her spoilt, invalid cousin, Colin, Mary brings the garden back to life, and as she does, the mystery behind it is revealed.


Moore brings soft, old-fashioned, pastoral sweetness and miniaturist detail to The Secret Garden. The Times Inga Moore's enchanted garden - topiary, mist and frost - perfectly catches the rapt quality of Burnett's writing. The Observer Featured/recommended Book Bit on WTBF-AM/FM (Troy, Alabama)

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, on November 24, 1849. Her mother moved to Knoxville, Tenessee in 1865. Miss Hodgson began writing for magazines soon after. Her first widely-known story appeared in "Scribner's Magazine" in 1872.

Frances married Dr. L. M. Burnett of Washington D.C. in 1873. In 1898 she divorced Dr. Burnett and married Mr. Stephen Townsend in 1900.

Her reputation as a novelist was made with her story of Lancashire life, That Lass o' Lowrie's. A number of other works followed, with Through One Administration and A Lady of Quality as the most notable.

In 1886 she published the Little Lord Fauntleroy, which was dramatized during her life and (now safely out of copyright) continues as videos and movies. Her children's books, including the marvelous Secret Garden and Sara Crew (later rewritten to become: A Little Princess) are what she is best known for today, but her romance novels were very popular during her lifetime.

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320 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th April 2009




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