The Night Garden by Polly Horvath

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Read The Night Garden Online Free - It is World War II, and Franny and her parents, Sina and Old Tom, enjoy a quiet life on a farm on Vancouver Island. Franny writes, Sina sculpts, and Old Tom tends to their many gardens--including the ancient, mysterious night garden. 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 because she suspects he's up to no good. Soon after the children move in, letters arrive from their father that suggest he's about to do something to change their lives; and appearances from a stubborn young cook, UFOs, hermits, and ghosts only make life stranger. Can the forbidden night garden that supposedly grants everyone one wish help them all out of trouble? And if so, at what cost?

Title : The Night Garden
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ISBN : 0374304521
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Brooke — brooklynnnnereads rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2017

This was the first Polly Horvath novel that I have read but it most certainly will not be my last! What an incredible, funny, quirky, and enjoyable read. The story was unique, mysterious, and entertaining. From the beginning, I didn't know where it was going to go or what was coming next. The myst...

Melora rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 06, 2017

Not awful, but not as enjoyable as some of Horvath's previous books. The implausible dialogue is amusing for a while, but soon the arch, precocious narrator's oh-so-clever conversation becomes wearing. There are some sympathetic characters, but the Madden family, who provide the main action are m...

Laurie • The Baking Bookworm rated it ★★★☆☆

October 09, 2017

This is a strange and funny tale with quirky characters. Going into it I had expected a Gothic Middle-School mystery with a hint of paranormal but got something quite different. Let's put it this way, if Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden and Lemony Snicket were mixed together out would pop...

Munro's rated it ★★★★☆

September 15, 2017

I LOVE some Poly Horvath books. Everything on a Waffle qualifies as one of my favourite children's books. Ever. Trolls was such a strange blend of whimsy fun and darkness that it also left a strong impression with me. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny delighted me to no end - oh, those crazy stupid bunnies with...

Lynn rated it ★★★★★

December 01, 2017

This one starts with the wild wackiness I expect from Horvath but after the first chapter the story mellows into a nutty but truly sweet tale of family, home and our responsibility to each other. "We all drink from the same pond," says Sina. Observations on writing and creativity flow through the...

Alex rated it ★★★☆☆

December 16, 2017

It’s early spring 1945. In the small coastal town of Soote, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the kids have been given their summer vacation in the spring while the roof of their school is being fixed. Which is OK by twelve-year-old Franny Whitekraft, who’s very content to hang out at home w...

Josie rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 10, 2017

Set in a rural area in 1945 our orphan Fanny together with her guardians must learn to cope with caring for a neighbour's children as their mother goes to stop her husband from doing something terrible. We follow their adventures and the mysterious Night Garden which they are forbidden to enter. T...

Tiara rated it ★★★☆☆

October 17, 2017

3.5* First of thank you so much Penguin Random House for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review!! I enjoyed mostly all of the characters! Sina, Old Tom, Franny, Winifred, Wilfred, Miss Macy, they were all awesome! Another thing I enjoyed was how the parent figures were present in th...

Mia rated it ★★★★★

October 30, 2017

Good book

Kate rated it ★★★★★

December 29, 2017

Middle school book-this is the type of book I loved to read at that age! Funny, odd characters and some magical realism in a setting that made you want to camp outdoors and climb trees, I liked the sense of humor and the quirkiness of it all.

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