The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy StrangeThe Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

byLucy Strange

Hardcover | October 31, 2017

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1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees -- or thinks she sees -- in the shadows of their new home, Hope House.

All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that Hope House is full of strange secrets: a forgotten attic, ghostly figures, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden.

One night she ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood. What she finds there will change her whole world...
Lucy Strange worked as an actor, singer, and storyteller before becoming a secondary school English teacher. She lives in Kent, England. The Secret of Nightingale Wood is her first novel.
Title:The Secret of Nightingale WoodFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.54 × 5.9 × 1.01 inShipping dimensions:8.54 × 5.9 × 1.01 inPublished:October 31, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1338157477

ISBN - 13:9781338157475

Appropriate for ages: 8


Editorial Reviews

Advance Praise for The Secret of Nightingale Wood:A Telegraph Top 50 Book of the YearA Waterstones Book of the Month Pick"From the first page, I was entirely smitten and compelled to read on until I finished this mysterious and poignant story." -- Pam Munoz Ryan, author of Newbery Honor Book Echo and Esperanza Rising"Superbly balanced between readability and poetry... this is an assured debut." -- The Guardian (UK)"Rich with nods to classics...this outstanding debut explores family, grief and mental illness with great skill." -- The Bookseller (UK)"A gripping novel in Secret Garden mode... Bliss for passionate readers aged nine and older." -- The New Statesman (UK)"Strange's writing is luminous, and she has created a story about friendship, love and family that is wonderfully involving." -- Literary Review (UK)"Friendships, family, love and loss all come together in this beautiful debut." -- The Sunday Express (UK)"Tender, funny, devastating and just about word perfect, I loved every page of this extraordinary book." -- Natasha Farrant, author of The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet"A beautifully told story about loss, grief and the restorative power of the imagination." --M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy