TERRY FAN received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits and prints. The Night Gardener is his first book. Born in Illinois, he now lives in Toronto. Visit him online at krop.com/terryfan and society6.com/igo2cairo and on Facebook (Terry Fan Illustration). ERIC FAN is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. Born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration, sculpture and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions and impossible dreams. The Night Gardener is his first children's book. See more of his work at society6.com/opifan64 and on Facebook (Eric Fan Illustration).
'With their first book, the Toronto-based Fan brothers have
produced a masterpiece. The narrative is as subtle and delicate as
the exquisitely cross-hatched illustrations and pastel colouring.
Reminiscent of Maurice Sendak at his best, The Night
Gardener has an irresistible old-fashioned charm.'--The
Financial Times * The Financial Times *
'With illustrations full of warmth and an intricate attention to detail, this is a heartwarming story about community, friendship and the healing power of nature.'--The Huffington Post * The Huffington Post *
'This is a sumptuously illustrated, heart-warming tale of a sad town and a lonely orphan, both given new life by the kindness and skill of The Night Gardener. There is very little text, leaving the emotional impact to the gorgeous pictures, reminiscent of Levi Pinfold, Where the Wild Things Are and The Snowman. A beautiful, enchanting book with the feel of an instant classic.' * Book Trust *
'This is a fine story with different threads running under the surface and the illustrations are excellent, realistic and full of detail [...] a book to be treasured as well as read.' * Montessori Magazine *