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Review: The Night Gardener (Jonathan Auxier)

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.

So hard to put in words what I thought about this book.

There are many things that stand out to me in The Night Gardener as extraordinary: characters, lessons learned, themes, and of course the story telling.

Each page reads like an old Victorian ghost story. The story is not terrifying or full …

Interview with Sarah Beth Durst and review of The Girl Who Could Not Dream

I am so incredibly excited to announce that TODAY is the birth day of Sarah Beth Durst's newest book, The Girl Who Could Not Dream. This is a fantastic- and highly original- middle grades novel that will delight readers of any age.

Ms. Durst has so graciously agreed to answer a few questions about The Girl Who Could Not Dream and her writing process for us today.