The Secret Garden: A Graphic Novel, Burnett / Marsden / Luechtefeld
Ten-year-old Mary Lennox arrives at a secluded estate on the Yorkshire moors with a scowl and a chip on her shoulder. First, there's Martha Sowerby: the too-cheery maid with bothersome questions who seems out of place in the dreary manor. Then there's the elusive Uncle Craven, Mary's only remaining family, whom she's not permitted to see. And finally, there are the mysteries that seem to haunt the run-down place: rumors of a lost garden with a tragic past, and a midnight wail that echoes across the moors at night. As Mary begins to explore this new world alongside her ragtag companions, a cocky robin redbreast, a sour-faced gardener, and a boy who can talk to animals, she learns that even the loneliest of hearts can grow roots in rocky soil.
0.8" H x 8.8" L x 5.9" W, 192 pages, hardcover