The Secret Garden is a work of classic children's literature written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and published in 1911. The story takes place in the early 1900's and tells the tale of Mary Lennox, a young girl who is suddenly orphaned and sent from India to live in her uncle's manor in Yorkshire, England. There Mary discovers a magical secret garden and brings it back to life with the help of a robin and some new friends.
The dust jacket is removed to reveal the door to the secret garden underneath the vines, foil stamped on the casebound book.
Type & Color
Milonga, a typeface inspired by petals and organic, flowing shapes was hand-embellished and paired with Caslon to complement the illustrations.
The Secret Garden is a beautiful tale of the transformative powers of nature and friendship, and this is reflected in a color palette that references both the natural colors of the garden as well as their psychology that represents renewal, growth, and kindness.
Every element of the the dust jacket, hardcover, and interior endsheets work together to convey the voice of this classic story.