The Poison Garden

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Simon & Schuster, 2009 - Grandparent and child - 284 pages
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YA. Horror fiction. Fantasy fiction. A set of 5 deliciously dark young adult fiction. The box set includes: Dark Secrets by Elizabeth Chandler - A bind-up of the mysterious and haunting series from the author of Kissed by an Angel. The Poison Garden by Sarah Singleton - A bewitching gothic mystery from the award-winning author of Century. Tithe by Holly Black - Part dark urban fantasy, part love story, part rite of passage, this is a wholly original tale for adults and older teens inspired by one of the oldest of all traditional ballads and told by the author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan - A new gothic young adult fantasy trilogy, set in England, about magicians and demons. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters - Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush. The only problem is, it's on a dead guy.

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The Poison Garden is a absolutely tanatalizing read. It is about a young boy called Thomas who recieves a secretive box from his mysterious deceased grandmother. It holds a secret beyond your wildest dreams - holds the path to a future and to danger of the unknown. Thomas follows his grandmothers instructions and becomes an apprentice for a chemist of herbal interests. Through journeys of magic and tapestries of intwined friendship comes enemies. Killings have been going on between the guild, will Thomas find the answer before it's to late...? Or will others suffer because of an unhumanly fate? It's your chance to find out ....
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About the author (2009)

Sarah Singleton is a newspaper journalist and the author of several short stories, published in Interzone and 3rd Alternative magazine. This is her first novel for children.

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