Night Garden

Night Garden

Erzsi Kertész: Éjszakai Kert (Night Garden*)(Cerkabella Könyvkiadó 2020)

Many thanks to Cerkabella Könyvkiadó for sending me the book!

Erzsi Kertész graduated with Psychology major from Eötvös Loránd University and started writing tales only after the birth of her children. Since then, however, she has been one of the most popular authors in Hungarian middle grade literature. Perhaps she is best known for her series of adventure novels, Panthera. Réka Zsoldos made the fantastic illustrations for her mystical fairy tale entitled Night Garden.

The two best detectives in the town are commissioned for the same mysterious case and clues lead to the eerie Night Garden. No one comes here to walk, because even the street is gloomy and dark, as the night seeps out of the Garden even during the day. The two detectives will witness more and more bizarre stories through their volunteer leader.

The book is a work of art because of its cover. Turn off the lights and look in the eyed of the Unshakeable Looking Cat*! If we open the book, we can read tales that can be loved by kids and adults alike. They remind me of Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories with their bittersweet mood. It was a great experience to read!

*my translations