Original title: Agnes ja huvilan salaisuus
Author: Tuutikki Tolonen
Illustrator: Kati Vuorento
Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)
Part of a series: Agnes series
Agnes’ adventures continue in this sequel that is both a ghost story and a family mystery.
Agnes and her mother have inherited a beautiful old villa, but there seems to be something strange about it. There is a lovely scent of flowers in the air, even though there aren't any flowers in the houses. Every morning, the lid of an old piano is found open even though no one has been playing it. More importantly, why can they hear steps on the staircase to the attic?
I really like the stories with Agnes. They are mysterious and have an atmosphere. Some things are unsaid in the book, so the reader can understand the book the way he/she wants. The story leads children to think about their family’s history and take the interest in the lives of their grandparents. This is very important. The story combines old and the wise with new and young.
- Hana Zobačová, editor, Portal publishing, Czech Republic
The mystery plot begins from the first pages and fulfills all expectations. The characters are great, and the story manages to remind you of the importance of normal life, and the power of friendship.
– Kallellaan kertomuksiin blog, Finland on Agnes and the Garden of Dreams
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Portál
ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
ROMANIA: Editura Paralera 45