When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. So begins one of the world's favorite children's stories. Published in 1911, this timeless classic tells of an orphaned girl brought to a Yorkshire mansion on the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by the gloomy place. Then the local boy Dickon, who earns the trust of the moor's wild animals with his honesty and love, and the spoiled, unhappy invalid Colin help Mary discover in a strange, abandoned garden the beautiful mysteries of life-its birth and renewal, its love and joy. Opening the door into the innermost places of the heart, The Secret Garden has left generations of readers with warm memories of its magical charms.