The Secret Garden
Recommended for ages 8 and up
Caroline Paul is the author of four books, including Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology and the New York Times bestseller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure.
Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott,
Agnieszka Holland adapted Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved tale of an enterprising girl (Kate Maberly) who uncovers secrets at her uncle’s forbidding estate, including an abandoned garden and a neglected boy. Together the children make the garden bloom and transform the lives of all who live there. Janet Maslin wrote in the New York Times: “The Secret Garden is elegantly expressive, a discreet and lovely rendering of the children’s classic. . . . [I]t can be seen as celebrating nature as a force for freedom.” A perfect afternoon respite for families.