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The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

by Jonathan Auxier
Paperback
Publication Date: 05/05/2015
RRP  $15.35 $15.25
A New York Times bestseller, The Night Gardener is a Victorian ghost story with shades of Washington Irving and Henry James. More than just a spooky tale, it's also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling.
The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. With Auxier's exquisite command of language, The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.

Praise for The Night Gardener
STARRED REVIEWS
"Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message, Auxier's atmospheric drawings and touches of humor amid the horror make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Storytelling and the secret desires of the heart wind together in this atmospheric novel that doubles as a ghost tale."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"Auxier achieves an ideal mix of adventure and horror, offering all of it in elegant, atmospheric language that forces the reader to slow down a bit and revel in both the high-quality plot and the storytelling itself."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"All proper scary stories require a spooky, menacing atmosphere, and Auxier (Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes) delivers the goods with his precise descriptions of the gothic setting and teasing hints of mystery and suspense."
--The Horn Book Magazine

Summer 2014 Kids' Indie Next List

 
ISBN:
9781419715310
9781419715310
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
05-05-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abrams, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
209.55x139.7x25.4mm
Weight:
0.39kg
Jonathan Auxier

Jonathan Auxier is the bestselling author of The Night Gardener and Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, which the Wall Street Journal called & as delightful a magical story as readers . . . will hope to find ; He teaches children's literature and lives in Pittsburgh with his family.

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