The Night Garden

The Night Garden

Book - 2017
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From Newbery Honor--and National Book Award--winning author Polly Horvath, a magical middle grade novel that features a garden that grants wishes.

It is World War II and Franny Whitekraft lives with her parents, Sina and Old Tom, on a farm on Vancouver Island. Their peaceful life is interrupted when their neighbor, Crying Alice, begs Sina to watch her children while she goes to visit her husband at the military base where he is stationed because she suspects he's up to no good. Soon after the children move in, letters start to arrive from their father and they don't understand what they mean until it is too late to stop him from doing something that threatens to change their whole lives. Can the ancient, forbidden night garden that supposedly grants everyone one wish help? And if it does, at what cost?
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Puffin Canada, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780143198642
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 22 cm


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Lucinda liked this junior novel set in Sooke, BC, after WWII. The little bit of magical realism was fun, and the characters were wonderful, particularly Franny.

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MissAnnie Nov 23, 2017

This is a fine story that starts out as a humorous family romp and morphs into a magical adventure brimming with wonderfully quirky characters.

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Feb 12, 2018

gjrainey thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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