The Secret Garden

Geraldine McCaughrean, illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
AUD $29.99

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale of the regenerative power of nature is brilliantly retold by multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.

When Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor, she is the most spoiled and contrary child you could ever meet. But she is also extremely lonely. Until one day, she discovers a walled garden that has been kept secret for years. With the help of a little robin, Mary unearths the key and unlocks the wonder that lies beyond the garden walls - and finds that making friends can be every bit life-changing as a magical garden.

Author bio:

Although The Secret Garden is her first chance to work with Nosy Crow, Geraldine has kept busy for 40 years writing novels, retellings, short stories and plays for all ages and tastes. She refuses to call it work: writing is far too enjoyable. Eight times listed for the Carnegie Medal, she has won it twice, along with three Whitbread Awards, and fifty other awards worldwide, including, in the US, two Michael L Printz Awards. Her books have sold in 50 countries. She is delighted to have to chance to collaborate with illustrator Margarita Kukhtina on Frances Hodgson Burnett's lovely classic.

Margarita Kukhtina is a children's book illustrator living in Moscow, Russia with her husband and a cat. She has loved drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. After graduating as a Master of Fine Arts, Margarita worked as a graphic designer, creating personal projects in her spare time that helped her find her true passion in illustrating children's books. She works in mixed media, combining traditional and digital techniques to create playful and atmospheric illustrations.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781788008587
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Pub Date: October 2021
Page Extent: 96
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 6 - 8
Subject: Children's fiction