MMGM: The Secret Garden

It’s time for another classic. A REALLY old one this time. Yep, for this week’s Operation Story Share I’m recommending The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, published in 1911.

The Secret Garden

This is one of those books I’ve always heard of but never read. I’m glad I finally got around to it, because it was full of things I love—mysterious big old houses, off-limits places, beautifully described settings, plenty of secrets, and a happy ending.

Here’s a quick peek at the story:

When orphaned Mary Lennox, lonely and sad, comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, with the help of a friendly robin, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all—a secret garden, walled and locked, which has been completely forgotten for years and years. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life?

If you’re like me and have never read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, I highly suggest you get your paws on a copy right away. Or if you have read it, you might want to read it again. I think you’ll find that losing yourself in this 102-year-old story is a great way to spend a summer afternoon!

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I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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10 Responses to MMGM: The Secret Garden

  1. Jill says:

    This is one of my favorite books as a child. Must read it again. Thanks for the reminder!


  2. msyingling says:

    I just reread A Little Princess. Even 100 years later, some books deserve to be given a chance!

  3. Akoss says:

    An oldie goodie that I really need to revisit.

  4. Deb says:

    I love this story. Looooove it. Did not read it as a child, but did read it over one Christmas many years ago. Thanks for taking me back!

  5. I loved this one growing up and I think it would be a good one to reread this summer. Thanks for sharing it and reminding me of happy book memories. 🙂

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