The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Retold by Clare West
Word count 10,715
Little Mary Lennox is a bad-tempered, disagreeable child. When her parents die in India, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle in a big, lonely, old house.
There is nothing to do all day except walk in the gardens – and watch the robin flying over the high walls of the secret garden… which has been locked for ten years. And no one has the key.