Today, we started reading The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier as part of our Six Weeks of Halloween celebration.
About This Book
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.
As you perhaps noticed, we got a little off schedule last week. We’ll be working extra hard in the days ahead to get caught up, so expect to see those reviews soon. In the meantime, please enter to win our Six Weeks of Halloween giveaway by commenting “Trick or Treat” on any Six Weeks of Halloween post. You can enter up to twice per day, but all entries must be received by 3:00 PM (EST) October 20th. A winner will be announced later that evening. Good luck!