Tom's Midnight Garden

Paperback | October 30, 1992

byPhilippa PearceIllustratorSusan Einzig

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Tom is furious. His brother, Peter, has measles, so now Tom is being shipped off to stay with Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan in their boring old apartment. There'll be nothing to do there and no one to play with. Tom just counts the days till he can return home to Peter.Then one night the landlady's antique grandfather clock strikes thirteen times leading Tom to a wonderful, magical discovery and marking the beginning of a secret that's almost too amazing to be true. But it is true, and in the new world that Tom discovers is a special friend named Hatty and more than a summer's worth of adventure for both of them. Now Tom wishes he could stay with his relativesand Hatty -- forever...

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The line between fantasy and reality is often blurred. A mesmerizing tale of a boy's journey across the boundaries of reality, this Carnegie Medal winner has the appeal of such works as Indian in the Cupboard and Behind the Attic Wall. This imaginative and beautiful book is a must for the bookshelf of all classrooms.

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Tom is furious. His brother, Peter, has measles, so now Tom is being shipped off to stay with Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan in their boring old apartment. There'll be nothing to do there and no one to play with. Tom just counts the days till he can return home to Peter.Then one night the landlady's antique grandfather clock strikes thirteen...

Philippa Pearce’s books include Mrs. Cockle’s Cat,which received the Kate Greenaway Medal, and The Battle of Bubble and Squeak,winner of the Whitbread Medal. She lives in England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.48 inPublished:October 30, 1992Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064404455

ISBN - 13:9780064404457

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The line between fantasy and reality is often blurred. A mesmerizing tale of a boy's journey across the boundaries of reality, this Carnegie Medal winner has the appeal of such works as Indian in the Cupboard and Behind the Attic Wall. This imaginative and beautiful book is a must for the bookshelf of all classrooms.