The night gardener : a scary story
|Format:||Print Book |
|Availability:||Available at 39 Libraries 42 of 67 copies|
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
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Household employees -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Storytelling -- Fiction.
Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
Dwellings -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :
Beckerman, Chad, designer.
Amulet Books, publisher.
Book design by Chad W. Beckerman"--title page verso.
Carolyn W. Field Award, 2015
350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.