Tom's Midnight Garden: Reissue by Philippa PearceTom's Midnight Garden: Reissue by Philippa Pearce

Tom's Midnight Garden: Reissue

byPhilippa Pearce

Paperback | April 14, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$12.39 online 
$12.95 list price
Earn 62 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle's house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. As he lies awake in his bed he hears the grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! Tom races down the stairs and out the back door, into a garden everyone told him wasn't there.In this enchanted thirteenth hour, the garden comes alive - but Tom is never sure whether the children he meets there are real or ghosts . . . This entrancing and magical story is one of the best-loved children's books ever written.
Philippa Pearce was the youngest of four children of a flour miller and corn merchant. The family lived in the flour mill, which stood on the upper reaches of the River Cam, in Great Shelford, south of Cambridge. She went to school in Cambridge, and studied English and History at Cambridge University. After college she worked in the BB...
Title:Tom's Midnight Garden: ReissueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192734504

ISBN - 13:9780192734501

Look for similar items by category:


Rated 5 out of 5 by from MAGICAL To think that I nearly quit this book at chapter six. I hate myself for nearly jeopardizing my experience of this magical story. Yes, it starts slow and with a heavy description, but once the mechanics of Tom's garden are dealt with and explained (to a very valuable state) the core of the characters are introduced and the surprise and originality of this story do not stop until literally the book's end. The friendship between Tom and Hatty is rare and beautiful and not something that I've met in any of the stories I've read. This story is nearly 70 years old and still seems impossible to be replicated. Philippa Pearce appreciated friendship, childhood imagination and the craving of adventure but most importantly knew how to create an attachment for her readers and NOT SHRED THEIR HEARTS IN THE PROCESS. One of the best plot twists I've ever read, because it was not forced in any way. She also did a fantastic job at working herself out of the sticky corner of Time Travel by using nostalgia as a supernatural force. I'm still mind blown. Will definitely be reading this again and again until I'm as old as the woman in the top flat
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tom's midnight garden This book is exciting and I really would like to read it again and again for the pleasure of learning all the secrets, however I think that there was a little too much speech for my liking
Date published: 2015-08-18

Editorial Reviews

"A story that came to be loved by children, parents and teachers everywhere." --The Times