Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924), was a great american writer of british birth, who by personal reasons has to emigrate to EE.UU, where she start to write poems and short stories for children and adults. In her most selected works we find: The demand of Willoughby (1899), The education of a marquise (1901), A little princess (1905), The Queen of Silver-Bell (1906); The Secret Garden (1911); The lost prince (1915); The hunchback Zia (1916).
The Secret Garden rediscover the magic of this classic so cherished by the children, which narrate about a misterious and secret garden. This is a history about death and resurrection, of a lost love and a find friendship.
When she has nine years old, Mary Lennox is send to England to live with her uncle after the tragic death of her parents in India. The problem is that she find her new home terribly boring, until one day discover an old and oxidized key buried in the floor. This key open the door of the secret garden which one time belong to her aunt (who has died many years ago), and Mary explore the now remiss garden accompanied by Dickon, the younger brother of the maid.
Seems to be that her uncle Craven has been keeping many secrets in the family, between them, the deserted garden of his wife and a sick son call Colin. Mary bring up in the task of take care of the garden to came back to life and the magic healing of the garden renovate the health to her sick cousin. This format of the book with brilliants and coloring ilustrations attract the younger readers, and al the same time, is a relaxed story to sleep.
The older readers perhaps prefer to read the original classic of the literature of Frances Hodgson Burnett