Monday, October 13, 2014
by Jonathan Auxier
Flap Copy Description:
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 inhabitants are not quite what they seem. Soon, the children are confronted by a mysterious stranger - and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives.
If you're looking for a creepy Victorian ghost story to read before Halloween, The Night Gardener just might be the book for you. I was delighted to discover this well-written upper middle grade novel with shades of Stefan Bachmann, Charles Dickens, and even Edgar Allan Poe. Since the protagonist of Mr. Auxier's novel is a storyteller, it was no surprise that the author is himself a master bard. I'm anxiously awaiting the next novel by Jonathan Auxier and I highly recommend The Night Gardener to readers from the ages of eight to eighty.
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