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    9780143191988 Electronic book text, EPUB 9780670067725 Hardback, $19.99 CAD
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The Night Gardener
By (author): Jonathan Auxier
9780143189978 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 JUVENILE FICTION / General May 05, 2015
$12.99 CAD
Active 5.28 x 8.25 x 0.76 in 368 pages Puffin Canada
The Governor General’s Shortlisted Novel–Now Available in Paperback!

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.

Jonathan Auxier is the author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, which was a MYRCA Honour Book and shortlisted for the inaugural Monica Hughes Award and the Diamond Willow Award. Born and raised in Canada, he now lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter.

“Suspenseful and chilling, this novel is destined to become a classic.” - Governor General Award Committee

“It’s very refreshing to find such a comprehensive story in a standalone book, especially one with humour, kindness, and some real evil.” - The Globe and Mail

“In this regard and others, The Night Gardener is a highly satisfactory instance not only of the traditional Gothic thriller but of a thriller in the broad sense, with a great deal of action and genuinely appealing protagonists.” - The National Post

“Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message … make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget.” - Kirkus (starred review)

“Auxier gives readers a spooky story with depth and dimension.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

“In this action-rich fantasy-adventure, Jonathan Auxier reaches into the grab bag of Victorian story conventions and pulls out a luxurious double handful.” - Quill & Quire

“[An] utterly unique, page turning Gothic thriller, one filled with engaging and unique characters and into which is woven a moral tale about greed and the power of storytelling. Highly recommended.” - Canadian Materials, ****/4

“The book should be read twice: once on tenterhooks for its gripping plot and once to savour the delicious language, rich imagery and wisdom.” - Canadian Children’s Book News

“In his follow up to Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, Auxier has written another utterly unique, page-turning Gothic thriller, one filled with engaging and unique characters and into which is woven a moral tale about greed and the power of storytelling.” - CM Magazine

“The eerie setting, the pacing of the plot and the cast of characters … makes this an ideal family read-aloud and a vacation pleasure.” - Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“An excellent ghost story for middle grade readers.” - VOYA (“perfect ten” review)

“Historical fiction and horror intertwine in this absolutely gripping story … The Night Gardener is the stuff of nightmares.” - Shelf Employed

“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

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