The Night Gardener

by on April 4th, 2016

The Night Gardener - Cover Art PrintNew to the picture book scene, The Fan Brothers, have created an instant classic, The Night Gardener.  Combining the sketch stylings of famous picture book artists such as Maurice Sendak and Peter McClosky with digital color, this is a picture book that is truly modern with vintage flare.

William, a young orphan, lives on a street devoid of color, Grimloch Lane. Everything changes overnight when a mysterious stranger creates topiary art on his street.  Over the course of the summer more topiaries appear, this is accompanied by a shift from sepia toned sketches to full color spreads. This is a must read picture book for young and old alike and definitely a contender to look for in ICPL’s upcoming mock Caldecott awards this fall.

The Night Gardener - The Cat Tree Art PrintThe Night Gardener - Grimloch Park Art Print

2 Responses to “The Night Gardener”

  1. Ernie Cox says:

    Regarding the Mock Caldecott – It appears that the Fan Brothers may not be U.S. residents or citizens. From the official terms “The award is restricted to artists who are citizens or residents of the United States.” I haven’t found any information to confirm this yet.

  2. Casey says:

    I noticed this as well when I read their bios at the back of the book. Currently they reside in Canada, however they were born in Hawaii so could still be considered for the award as far as I can tell.

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