The Humming Room byEllen Potter was inspired by The Secret Garden, but is really more of a modern retelling of the story. After her father dies, Roo moves in with her reclusive uncle on an island and discovers mysterious humming noises coming from a forbidden wing of the house. Soon she discovers a dying, walled-up garden and tries to bring it back to life. Fans of the classic will enjoy this new shorter tale, as well as those unfamiliar with or intimidated by the size of The Secret Garden.
Book reviewed by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist