In The Secret Garden, preschoolers befriend robins and other animals along with Mary, Dickon, Martha, and Colin, experiencing the transformative magic of a well-loved garden. Little readers not only see the garden flourish, but they watch how Mary and Colin blossom with attention and friendship. Quotes from the original text are woven throughout this retelling, and the beautiful artwork creates a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond.
After training as an editor in London, MANDY ARCHER went on to become the Head of Children’s Books for BBC Worldwide, nurturing such characters as Wallace & Gromit, Bob the Builder, and the Teletubbies. Since then she has written many titles, ranging from board books for babies
Jane Newland is an illustrator from Norwich, Norfolk UK. With a degree in illustration from Maidstone College of Art, she’s done freelance work for a range of companies from Tesco to John Lewis to Miracle-Gro as well as crafting delightful artwork for children’s books.