After her mother's untimely death, Evie doesn't believe in fairy tales or magic anymore. If magic were real, wouldn't it have saved her mother? Evie's father moves them to New York state where he has bought a dried up apple orchard and a rickety house next to a cemetery. Evie can't stand the house or the apple orchard. When she sees a boy in the cemetery she befriends him even though she suspects he is a ghost!
An elderly lady gives Evie a box for her 11th birthday telling Evie that the box was left in her care and she was only to give the box to "Eve." Evie opens the box and sees a single seed. Is the seed magical? Where did it come from? What does it do?
Part fairy tale, part ghost story, part Biblical allusion, and symbolic throughout, this novel is magical, compelling, and poetic.
A must-read for grades 4-8. Older readers who enjoy fairy tales will enjoy this one. Simply fantastic!!!Highly recommended. Don't miss this book. 234 pages
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Pamela Thompson, MLIS
Library Media Specialist
Col. John O. Ensor Middle School
GARDEN OF EVE by K.L. Going, Trailer by Janelle Briggs of Dexter, New York