A secret garden with a tragic past, a mysterious cry, an imposing estate in the English countryside. A human-like robin, a boy named Colin, bedridden by a presumed serious illness, and a girl called Mary, who facing difficulties and making new friendships finds herself growing up in a mysterious and fascinating environment. These are the main ingredients that make Frances Hodgson Burnett's masterpiece "The Secret Garden" so unique; this book is a cornerstone of children's literature, and an ode to the beauty and irrepressible strength of Nature. The adventures of young Mary, a source of inspiration for generations of readers of all ages, are embellished in this volume by the illustrations by Mariachiara Di Giorgio. With her elegant, almost pictorial hand, she confers the enchantment and stupor of the discovery of a forgotten garden that is brought back to life, together with the protagonists of the novel.