The Night Garden

  • 303 pages
  • English
  • Hardcover
The Night Garden

כֿ digital ᆍ The Night Garden ᐢ Ebook By Polly Horvath ᖑ Gr 46World War II hasn t affected 12 year old Franny s rustic, idyllic life on Vancouver Island, BC While her mother Sina sculpts, she writes and explores the many gardens tended by her father, Old Tom But there is one garden he forbids Franny to enter the ancient night garden Legend says that a person can make one wish while in the night garden and it will come true, but that wish cannot be undone Contented Franny has little interest in wishes until the family s peace is disrupted a neighbor suddenly leaves her three children with Sina while she goes off to prevent her husband, a mechanic who works on top secret military planes, from doing something terrible The neighbor kids and Franny become embroiled in the mystery surrounding the mechanic when letters from him arrive containing ominous clues to his intent The children see the night garden as their only chance to help, so they defy Old Tom and test the garden s legend Franny s first person narration, rich with droll insights, balances the plot s tension and reveals her awareness of the extraordinary magic that envelops her farm, alive and breathing with suppressed something National Book Award winner Horvath writes with accessible eloquence, making what would be fantastical in another setting quite plausible on this island populated with whimsical, winsome characters VERDICT Thoughtful, hilarious, and moving repeated readings reveal even to appreciate in this superbly crafted tale An essential purchase for all middle grade collections.Marybeth Kozikowski, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NYHorvath infuses her novel with such heart, zest, and humor in the small moments that shes created a book her devoted fan base will cherish Notably, the denizens of Vancouver Island have a delicious lack of separation between adult and childall are wholeheartedly curious, beautifully flawed, and deeply amusing Booklist, starred reviewEvents glide from the domestic to offbeat to the supernatural without any friction, creating a world where anything is possible A story of community and love and families in all their messy glory The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books, starred reviewHorvaths bright prose and unerring sense of timing keep us turning pages to arrive at the books final, transcendently profound, scene Horn Book The quirky characters and Frannys dry hud narration stand out as Horvath invokes classic literary elements of orphans, secret gardens, and found families Publishers WeeklyThoughtful, hilarious, and moving repeated readings reveal even to appreciate in this superbly crafted tale An essential purchase for all middle grade collections School Library Journal The Quote Garden Quotes, Sayings, Quotations, Large, searchable compilation of quotations arranged by topic Inspirational, thought provoking, humorous, literary, and special occasion quotes night English Spanish Dictionary night Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, forum 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