This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Auxier’s exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, 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.
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My 9 yr old and I got into this book slowly, but then couldn't do anything else until we finished it!
I don't think I'll sleep under a tree again! Jonathan Auxier writes a new twist on the djinn legend in the form of a darkly sentient tree capable of granting your dearest wish ... much to your peril. This is the danger two Irish orphan children enter when they arrive to become servants of the Windsor House, a decaying English mansion. Will they be careful what they wish for?
This is a great story, drizzled with a unique spooky and creepy mystery that will satisfy picky readers and kids that are too old for Goosebumps and want a good scary, thrilling book.
Not only was the book easy to enjoy and follow along with, but the book was also very satisfying and leaves a mark on you. I 100% recommend this book to anyone possibly considering to read this book, because you will not regret it if you have any admiration for story.
Audible staff gave me a personal recommendation of this book when I told them I loved Anna Karenina. Not even close to in the same class. Can't get past 10 min of shoddy writing
the only nominee of the young readers' choice awards that I could find on audio. I have 8-9-year-olds reading this and I can imagine it will be a bit much for them! I love how the children are the heroes but not by acting like grownups.
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