Title: The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: James Howe
Illustrator: Thomas B. Allen
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Publication Date: 1987
Genre: Fantasy, Picture Book
Audience: Gr. 3, 4, 5, 6

Overview: In this version of the best-loved story The Secret Garden, there are incredible illustrations on every page. It is a shortened version, but still formatted into chapters. Join Mary Lennox goes on a journey to Misselthwaite Manor, and all the adventures she discovers in her “secret garden.”

Activity: With the permission of the principal if you are performing this activity at a school, plant your own “secret garden.” Get a few flowers and plants and plant a small garden near your classroom, or at your home. After you plant the garden, you can talk to the children about the environment and how planting flowers and trees help it thrive!

Reviewer’s Name: Sarah Keister