A classic story about taking ownership and finding friendship

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Recommended in Program(s): Challenge A
Cycle(s): N/A

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After her parents die of cholera, ten-year-old Mary Lennox is sent to live with an uncle she has never met. A rude, spoiled, and sickly child, Mary initially hates her new home. However, the discovery of a secret garden proves to be just the distraction Mary needs to shake off her sourness, come alive again, and befriend a mysterious secret inhabitant of her uncle’s house.

    • Paperback
    • 386 pages
    • © 1999

What families are saying:

"Challenge A parents, last year I had such a powerful experience reading the Secret Garden with my 7th grade boy.... This year I am revisiting it with my daughter who is now in challenge A and I can't help but feel that is such a perfectly placed read in our schedule.... This narrative's approach to taking control over what we let ourselves think on is such a great conversation to have with our middle schoolers." —Leslie, Deeper Still