Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener. William, a lonely boy, takes another step - he spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work.
The illustrations in this book are stunning. Of the times, yet timeless, they evolve perfectly in step with the narrative. The sensitive, quiet handling of the material - both the story content and the illustrator's methods- accurately reflect the character of the protatgonist and the story itself. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown http://smile.amazon.com/dp/0316015474/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_zzpkwb1EJ3V6A