The Night Garden

Author(s): Polly Horvath

Middle Fiction

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 neighbour, 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. Can the forbidden night garden that supposedly grants everyone one wish help? And if so, at what cost?


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

Polly Horvath has written many books for children and young adults, among them Everything on a Waffle, The Canning Season, and One Year in Coal Harbor. She has won numerous awards including a National Book Award, Newbery Honor, Toronto Dominion Award, International White Raven, and Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book of the Year. She has also been short-listed for Germany's most prestigious literature award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, as well as the Writer's Trust Vicky Metcalfe Award for her body of work and many others. Her books have been New York Times and Publishers Weeklybestsellers and Rosie O'Donnell and Oprah picks. She is translated into over 25 languages and her books are taught in children's literature curricula in North America and internationally. She lives in British Columbia.

General Fields

  • : 9780374304522
  • : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • : September 2017
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 304
  • : Hardback
  • : Polly Horvath