The Secret Garden
A story so classic with a title held with deep respect, tinged with awe and veneration. The Secret Garden is one of those books which is held with reverence in the hearts of many. The wonder of finding a hidden place where, despite all your troubles, a child can be a child. The child in me still longs for such a carefree place.
Mary feels so much woe and fear in the outside world, yet in the garden she finds a place where she can understand what it is to love life. It's such a positive message that Frances Hodgson Burnett sews subtly through the tapestry of the book.
The Secret Garden has been illustrated beautifully over the years. So here is my take: One illustration to encompass what The Secret Garden means to me.