This timeless classic celebrates the joy of watching the earth come to life in springtime. As each tender green shoot gently pushes up out of the soil, the main character, the cold and distant Mary Lennox, comes to life and learns to love. Orphaned in India by her British parents, Mary has been sent home to Misselthwaite Manor in the wilds of Yorkshire, to live with her mysterious uncle Mr Craven. He too is still mourning the loss of his beautiful young wife and spends little time in the big, old house. It is here that Mary discovers the secret, overgrown garden and a secret, under-grown, cousin, Colin Craven, whose weak, twisted body is the visual manifestation of his father's neglect.
Here they create their private universe, where grown-ups never venture and they can rule the world. The garden, with its seasonal, never changing patterns adds structure to the lives of these children who have been so spoilt in the past by neglectful parents and compliant servants.
Spring is ringing out from every branch on every page of this book. And this beautiful, hardback, illustrated edition brings the soft, red, glow of the tiny robin, and the dizzying yellow haze of blooming daffodils, to life before our eyes in the way that only a children's' book can. So, forget chocolate this Easter: order Inga Moore's illustrated version of 'The Secret Garden' today. Your inner child will thank you.