A retelling of the beloved classic for the youngest readers, in honor of the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books! “A key!” cried Mary. “Is it the key to the secret garden?” This story of a key that leads a lonely girl to a secret garden is a beloved children’s classic. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s novel published in 1911, this retelling, simply and warmly written, will charm youngsters. They’ll fall in love with Mary, her gentle friend Dickon, and the beautiful garden they bring to life.
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT (1849–1924) was an American-English novelist and playwright best known for the classic children’s novels Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. FRANCES GILBERT (adaptor) is an editorial director in children’s publishing and the author of the Step into Reading Step 1 Reader I Love Pink! BRIGETTE BARRAGER is an artist, writer, designer, and illustrator of children’s books, including the bestselling picture book Uni the Unicorn and the Louise Trapeze series. She attended the California Institute of the Arts, where she earned a degree in Character Animation. Visit Brigette at brigetteb.com.