HODGSON BURNETT, FRANCES
When Mary Lennox is ten, her parents die of cholera and she's sent to her uncle's gloomy mansion in the English countryside. Mary is bored and lonely. One day, she discovers a hidden door to a secret garden, but is afraid to go inside. Then Mary meets a strange boy, Colin, who's got a mysterious illness. Together they visit the secret garden and this fascinating place gives Colin the desire to get better.