Two abandoned Irish siblings, Molly and Kip, 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 specter and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives.
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. With Auxier’s exquisite command of language, this mesmerizing read is a classic in the making.
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"Auxier gives readers a spooky story with depth and dimension....As the characters face the unhealthy pull of the tree's allurements, they grow and change, revealing unexpected personality traits. Storytelling as a force to cope with life's challenges is subtly expressed and adds complexity to the fast-paced plot." -- Caitlin Augusta, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Publication Date||May 20, 2014|
|Publisher||Harry N. Abrams|