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The Night Gardener

byTerry Fan, Eric FanIllustratorTerry Fan

Picture Books | February 16, 2016

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In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan.

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—and his town—are changed forever.

With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.
Title:The Night GardenerFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:48 pages, 12 × 8.5 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:12 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1481439782

ISBN - 13:9781481439787

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! I LOVED this book. The illustrations are amazing (reminiscent of Where The Wild Things Are), and the story tells about a gardener passing along his skills to the next generation. Such a beautiful book.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous The illustrations in the book are beautiful, lovely story , only 4 stars because while a great book isn't one of my sons favourites
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I love how the magic in this book is the magic and power of kindness. A great message for kids! A lovely tale that leaves everyone with a warm, happy feeling. The illustrations are beautiful too! Definitely going to get my own copy.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a beautiful book This book's illustrations are exquisite. Well worth owning.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing illustrations The illustrations in this book highlight the message of the author.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Beautifully illustrated and wonderful story.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good. Sweet and very moving. Great children's picture book.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic art Beautiful story, beautiful illustrations.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book This is one of my daughters favourite books to read. She has the story and wordsmemorized now. The art in this book is fantastic and love the message of the book
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read A beautiful story bringing hope and new life to both a neighbourhood and a dream for the future for at least one child. Beautiful illustrations.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this whimsical book Great story with much deeper meaning. Love the illustrations by the Fan brothers. Great book to add to any collection.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous book The illustrations and message of this book were incredible
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the illustrations I bought this book awhile ago and love it. It is one of our favourite books to read and look at. The illustrations are wonderful and the message of the book is awesome
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Illustrations are beautiful The illustrations are lovely and the story is beautiful
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous I just loooove the illustration and the story is great, too!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Story! The illustrations in this book are absolutely beautiful. The story itself is also beautiful, as it celebrates creativity, kindness, and the importance of community.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book! The artist's drawings are what really make this story special. It is wonderful to see each tree transform into a beautiful creature or animal. Such a lovely message to the reader about the value of community. And for Ontario Toronto readers (and I suspect many other Ontario towns and cities), you will definitely see downtown neighbourhoods reflected in the drawings. Lots of fun!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Cool story and illustrations - for precocious kids or the young at heart.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful illustrations...a thiughtful, peaceful read. Beautiful illustrations! We love this story of kindness and beauty. It's the kind of book that leads to discussion of the pictures and thought beyond the storyline. Very peaceful read.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous illustrations and a hopeful story My near 3 year old son loves this book. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story one of hope and kindness.
Date published: 2016-06-19

Editorial Reviews

"The message about the transformative power of art is a powerful one, and the intriguing premise and graceful art are definitely captivating. Reminiscent of Chris Van Allsburg’s imaginative works as well as Lane Smith’s Grandpa Green."