Thursday, December 4, 2014

The secret garden within

Imagine a sickly, foul-tempered little girl who loves no one and whom no one loves. She lives in India with her parents, who abandon her to the care of servants. When a cholera outbreak ravages her household, the orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to England to live in Misselthwaite Manor with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven.

Thus begins The Secret Garden, a 1993 film based on the 1910 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Mary’s life turns around when she learns of a secret garden on the estate, which belonged to the late Mistress Craven. She also discovers a young cousin, Colin, hidden away in a wing of the manor, and confined to a wheelchair. As the children work to restore the garden, the garden returns the favor, nurturing the latent hope and love in their hearts.

The Secret Garden will be shown at the library on Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome, and popcorn will be served.

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