Title: The Night Gardener
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: Collectible: Like New
Dust Jacket Condition: Like New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by author on title page without inscription. signed "Courage J.W." First Edition with full number line. In protective clear mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 55-5-20
Synopsis: 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.
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
About the Author: 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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