Thorndike Press

The Night Gardener

  • Jonathan Auxier
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432860348
  • ISBN-13: 9781432860349
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 442 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2018
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller
A Kids' Indie Next Pick

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. 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 specter and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives.

Grades 5-college |Age 8-12 |Lexile 690


Customer Reviews

Storytelling and the secret desires of the heart wind together in this atmospheric novel that doubles as a ghost tale.

— School Library Journal (starred)

Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message, Auxier's atmospheric drawings and touches of humor amid the horror make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget.

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)