The Last Garden
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Peaceborough has a unique treasure, the wonderful garden of St. Mungo’s School. Started over forty years before by teacher Percival Sweet, the garden has been tended ever since by generations of loyal pupils. Now, though, it is threatened with destruction, destined to become a car park for the local shopping mall. If it belonged to the school all would be well, but it doesn’t, it belongs instead to Horace Blackwell, owner of the neighbouring Shoe Polish Factory who intends to sell the land for a deliciously huge pile of cash. And no one seems to care, except the Garden Prefects.
Led by tenacious Magnolia Roundtree they uncover a sinister plot and must fight for what is right, never giving up, not even when threatened by their fearsome head teacher Prissy Skillet.
Can Magnolia and her friends do something extraordinary that will capture the attention of an indifferent world and save the day? The Last Garden is a funny, exciting and topical story pitting greed against green and men against mungos.
For ages and over

English

Gentle English humour

English

Jacketflap: The author was recommended to my young niece by a friend of hers. Although I am nowhere near being in the target audience for Mr Delmonte’s books, I picked it up whilst on a visit to my niece’s and read the book at one sitting. The characters’ names have a Dickensian ring to them (Magnolia Roundtree) and even the unpleasant people are vaguely endearing. This is definitely the sort of book I would have read as a child and it’s only a pity that he wasn’t writing them all those years ago. I have borrowed the book to share with some much younger people as I know they will enjoy it too. DEVON UK: Dear Magnolia, We have laughed wept and wondered at your story . It is exciting , inspiring and wise . Also extremely well written , we have been reading it out loud to each other and think it would work extremely well as a n audio book or as a Tv for kids . Tell Ellis we have nearly got to the end reading it aloud though © wants him to know that she has already finished it on her own and wept buckets and thinks it is one of the best kids books she has ever read . Honestly !!!!
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