The Night Gardener /
by Auxier, Jonathan.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Amulet Books, Description: 350 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781419711442 :; 141971144X :.Subject(s): Ghosts -- Fiction | Household employees -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Storytelling -- Fiction | Blessing and cursing -- Fiction | Dwellings -- Fiction | Horror stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Horror & Ghost Stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic | JUVENILE FICTION / Family / SiblingsSummary: Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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 REVIEW S
"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
Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.