The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Inga Moore, Walker, 2007.
How does one take one of the best-loved children's novels, and
historically one of the most beautifully illustrated, and make it a catch-your-breath-for-beauty
classic? Igna Brown did just this with her 2007 take on The Secret
Garden, an edition that doesn't try to compete with those illustrated by
Charles Robinson, Tasha Tudor, Shirley Hughes, or any others. Every
page is lush and detailed and you can't help but want to follow Mary and
Colin on their journey of physical and spiritual healing.
I've posted some images here but someone has made a lovely YouTube
tribute to the edition set to classical music should you want to see
Now if only someone could put this limited-edition version by Lauren Child into my hot little hands, I'd be mighty grateful.