Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was an American-English novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).
Young Mary Lennox is unhappy and alone. Suddenly orphaned, she's sent to live with her uncle at his estate on the wild Yorkshire Moors. A grand house, Misselthwaite Manor seems to be full of secrets; it has almost a hundred rooms, and at night Mary can hear someone crying. Her uncle is a mystery too; he prefers solitude and keeps himself locked in his chambers. Neglected and miserable, Mary spends her days wandering around the house-until she discovers a walled garden that has been hidden and locked for years. Driven by a newfound purpose, Mary makes it her mission to breathe life into the secret garden. She shares its key with two unlikely companions-opening the door to a world of happiness and hope. And as Mary works hard to bring the garden back to life, its magic begins to work on her too . . . An unforgettable tale of friendship, hope, and new beginnings-The Secret Garden is one of the greatest classics of children's literature.