The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

Book - 2016
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Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener, but William, a lonely boy, spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work.
Publisher: New York :, Schuster Books for Young Readers,, 2016
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9781481439787
Branch Call Number: E Fan
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,32 cm
Additional Contributors: Fan, Eric


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Ms. Allison's pick--a mysterious man makes animal topiaries at nighttime.

cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 22, 2016

A heartwarming story about simple acts of kindness and the power of art. Gorgeous sepia-toned pen and ink illustrations are touched with more and more color as the town changes from dreary to dazzling. Perfect for preschool or K-2nd grade storytimes.

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mazinwhistler Apr 15, 2019

A beautifully illustrated enchanting story. Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up each day with amazing garden creations? Beauty can be created in some many way and this books highlights an art that was once prominent in gardens. A delightful read!

Jan 28, 2019

Very whimsical, pretty illustrations.

Nov 02, 2018

Every time we opened this book, there was something new to notice on the pages. There was depth in the illustrations and the story. Reflecting on this story is pleasant and inspiring; it leaves me filled with hope and thoughts of what I can do to improve my own community.

Mar 14, 2017

Very nice book with a lot of subtle things in the artwork (the boy lives in an orphanage). It makes for great discussion of what is going on that is unsaid, and ends leaving reader and listener with a very positive and hopeful feeling. It can be read and reread by children growing up and they will glean more and more from the book as they get older and understand the world better. Great book to add to one's own library.

Mar 08, 2017

Beautiful and inspiring for me and my little ones. It makes me want to leave secret works of art in my community with my kids. Well done Fan Brothers!

Dec 31, 2016

Beautiful and lovely illustrations. Thank you.

JCLCatherineG Oct 15, 2016

Wonderful art work!

nmaryann Oct 11, 2016

An incredibly charming picture book debut by the Fan Brothers. The Night Gardener is an enchanting celebration creative minds and community.

Sep 28, 2016

Beautiful artwork and heartwarming story.

May 26, 2016

Gorgeous pictures!

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cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 22, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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