Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Grades: 4+
Genre: Suspence

Irish orphans, Molly and Kip, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be.  Soon the siblings are confused by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

Author website:http://www.thescop.com/


  1. This is a satisfyingly creepy read.

    Molly and Kip are orphans from Ireland, desperate to find work (despite the fact that they are kids). They seem to be separated from their parents in a fragile back story (that gets exploded ¾ of the way through the book.) They are travelling through an English town where there is hope of finding work in a once elegant house that is falling to ruins. The (formerly) wealthy family living there are secretive and victims of a mysterious illness . They are becoming increasingly and alarmingly weak.

    So what—or who—is causing the night noises? Who is making the muddy tracks through the house? What is behind the illness plaguing the family? What is in that locked room upstairs? Who is the stranger that Kip and Molly see? And why are the villagers terrified to approach the house?

    If you like being too scared to go to sleep… you have found your book.

    Mrs. Rose
    Chester Barrows School

  2. I think the author who wrote the Night Gardener tries to make you feel the way he feel's by making a scary book when I read this book I got the chill's.
    I love scary stories because they make me feel like I'm in the story this is my favorite book that I read for the Rhode island Children's Book Award.
    Nahlia Grace School

  3. This book took me into a world of mystery. It was one of those stories that gave me a chill and shock. This is one of the few books I read that kept me in bed thinking about what will happen next. I want to read more mysteries like this one. I recommend this book for every one who likes to get in bed and read until you cant stop. Thank you for reading this summary I hope you will want to read more summaries by Lucy.
    Grace School.

  4. Fright,suspense,action! This is what you can expect with Jonathan Auxier's The Night Gardener. If you read this book you will not be let down. Who is this night man? Why does everyone always look sick and pale? Will Molly and Kip become like the rest of the Winsor family? Find out in The Night Gardener! Billy Grace School

  5. READ THIS BOOK! It is very scary but it will hook you on until the end. Kip and Molly go to the Winsors are very sick and there is a zombie on the lose. will they make it out before its to late. find out in the night gardener!
    Jackson Grace School Providence