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Ghosts in the Garden

by Judith Silverthorne

Ghosts in the Garden

The sequel to Judith Silverthorne's Ghosts of Government House, Ghosts in the Garden follows Sam and J.J as they are again swept up in the supernatural world of Saskatchewan's Government House.

Things aren't as they appear at Government House, as Sam and J.J. soon discover on a field trip to the historic building, when they find themselves discussing mushroom growth with George Watt, the gardener of the property at the turn of the 20th century. Just as quickly as they landed in the past, they're back in the present, mystified as to what happened and how they managed to travel back in time.

When the class is assigned a project for the 125th anniversary of Government House, J.J. and Sam use the opportunity to find more information about the gardener, and have a meeting with Alice, one of the former housekeepers. But before they can begin, they're confronted with a woman that no one else can see, and she attempts to speak to them, silently mouthing the word "watch".

Who is this mysterious woman, and what does her ghost want with Sam and J.J? In order to solve the mystery, the girls must navigate the grounds of Government House – a challenge because Sam and J.J. can't cross them without winding up in the past. And with only the faintest idea of how to return to the present, their forays into the secrets and history of Government House become dangerous. Can they figure out what the ghost wants before they're stuck in the past for good?


5.5" x 8.5" 168 pages
$10.95 CDN; $10.95 USD
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Juvenile Novel Tradepaper 9+
Judith Silverthorne
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About the Author

Judith Silverthorne is a multiple-award winning Canadian author of more than a dozen books. Convictions, her first Young Adult historical novel, won gold in the 2016 Moonbeam Children's Writing Award for Young Adult – Historical/Cultural. She has many children's novels published, one of which has been translated into Japanese, plus two adult non-fiction biographies. Her first picture book, Honouring the Buffalo, published in English and Cree in 2015, is an international award winner, and in 2016 it was published in French and Cree. 

The love of nature, people and history inspire Judith Silverthorne's writing and help shape many of her books. Saskatchewan-based, she travels the world acquiring knowledge of cultures and societies, exploring mysteries, experiencing significant events, and the everyday lives of people, which she weaves into her numerous stories.

Judith teaches writing classes, and has presented hundreds of readings and writing workshops at libraries, schools and other educational institutions, and given presentations at conferences and literary festivals. 


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