The Secret Garden meets Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in this rich, charming middle grade adventure about a girl determined to infiltrate her grandmother’s enchanted garden with the help of some magically gifted friends.
Mallory Estate is the last place twelve-year-old Piper Peavey wants to spend her summer vacation. The grounds are always cold, the garden out back is dead, a mysterious group of children call the property home, and there’s a rumor that Melena M. Mallory—the owner of the estate and Piper’s wealthy grandmother—is a witch.
But when Piper’s father falls ill, Mallory Estate is exactly where she finds herself.
The grand house and its garden hold many secrets—some of which may even save her father—and Piper will need to believe in herself, her new friends, andmagic if she wants to unlock them before it’s too late.
This book has strong Secret Garden vibes with a magical twist and a plot that races. Erin Bowman has penned a must read for middle graders!
A creepy house, a daring rescue, a magic portal, a secret garden—this book has everything that the best books of my childhood had.
Erin Bowman has woven a wonderful tale full to the brim with characters you’ll want to follow far beyond the last page.
I loved getting lost in this story and can’t wait to share it with fans of other kids’ classics old and modern, from The Secret Garden to Harriet the Spy to Three Times Lucky and Nevermoor.
U.S. and Canada: Simon & Schuster
Audio: Simon & Schuster
Romania: Editura Art