The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers is beguiling. Over the course of many nights the dour neighborhood of Grimloch Lane is transformed by the appearance of magnificent topiaries. A young orphan boy named William is particularly enthralled with the work of the night gardener and eventually becomes his helper. The illustrations are some of the most original and beautiful in a children’s book this year. The story is told in simple language with the pictures providing the stunning backdrop.