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The Night Gardener

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The Night Gardener

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.

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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  • Jonathan Auxier teaches creative writing and children's literature. He is the author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, which the Wall Street Journal called "as delightful a magical story as readers ages 9–14 will hope to find." He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter. You can visit him online at thescop.com.

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  • DOGO Books rheam - I wanted to read this book because everyone said it was great. I so far think it's OK, but I've only read about two chapters into the book, and the chapters are pretty short. This book is about two siblings who start working at this old mansion. The people who live there don't seem to realize it, but something is going on. When Kip sees a mysterious figure and Molly sees a recent picture of the family that looks much to plump and happy with curly chestnut hair then to be the people here with their skinny selfs and straight black hair, but it must be them, for they said so the selfs. What is going to happen? Can't wait to find out!
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