Monday, September 7, 2015

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier is a book that may just come back to haunt you. It is one of the 2016 RICBA nominees. The author also wrote Peter Nimble and His Fantastic EyesThe Night Gardener is the story of Molly and Kip, two Irish children adrift in England. Molly, as the older sibling feels the responsibility of taking care of her disabled younger brother. She has found work for them at the home of the Windsors, Molly will work as a maid and Kip as the gardener. What they find when they get to the Windsor home is not what they expected. The Windsor family members are pale and gaunt. There seems to be something wrong with them. A giant tree grows next to the house and it's roots are everywhere, even in the very walls of the house. Is the tree magic? Is it good or evil? Late at night, when you're trying to sleep and you hear the rustle of leaves on the wind you'll think of this book. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Reviewed by Mrs. Castro


  1. nice review:)Been wanting to read this for a while,love scary books.What made u want to read this,where u scared when u read it??

    1. I read this book because it is a Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominee. I always try to read as many of the books as I can. But, I also LOVE scary books, and yes this one was so scary I thought I might have to warn kids when they sign it out.

      Mrs. Castro

    2. I love this book

  2. I love this book!