ISBN-13: 9781839134203

RRP: £7.99

Published: 4th July 2024

Length: 272 Pages

The Secret Garden Rewilded

Spoilt rich kid Mia’s world is turned upside-down when she is orphaned and whisked away to Mis Tor Manor on the edge of Dartmoor to live with her uncle and cousin Christopher. Mia is appalled to find herself in the remote countryside, in a freezing, crumbling manor. Grieving and missing her old life, she takes an instant dislike to Christopher, who never leaves his bedroom due to illness.
Yet little by little, Mia starts to discover the beauty of this wintry world, and befriends local boy Daniel, who loves animals and teaches her how to ride a Dartmoor pony. One day she discovers a hidden door, covered in brambles and ivy, which leads to a walled garden … A special, secret place which needs someone’s care to bring it to life once again so nature can flourish.

Cover art by Rachael Dean.


"An exciting adventure that will ignite an interest in nature in the least green-fingered reader"
Editor's Choice, the Bookseller

"An ingenious retelling"
Books for Keeps

"A book that inspires children to put their phones down and connect with wild nature"
Guy Shrubsole, author of The Lost Rainforests of Britain

"A fine update of a much-loved classic. Anthea Simmons' love of the natural world comes through loud and clear. The rewilding element, so paramount in this story, adds something new and very pertinent"
Malachy Doyle