More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling.The Night Gardenerfollows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives.
Something strange is going on at the dilapidated old mansion where Irish orphans Molly, aged fourteen and Kip, aged ten, show up to work as servants. Wet footprints and dead leaves are found in the bedrooms after a restless night’s sleep of family members. A mysterious stranger with a stovepipe hat is seen entering the house in the middle of the night and something is just not right about the owner and his family. Can Molly and Kip figure out what is going on if they hide out in the field and spy on the house? (Start reading on pg. 122 “The slow crunch of footsteps on gravel.” Stop at “Something wicked.”)