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Tom's Midnight Garden
Philippa Pearce
0064404455
September 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
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...

About the Author

Philippa Pearce is the author of many books, several of which are considered...



Coming of Age in Children's Literature (Contemporary Classics of Children's Literature Series)
Margaret Meek
0826458424
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Morag Styles and written by an interational team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published. Margaret Meek and Victor Watson provide a profound and revealing examiniation of the treatment of personal development, maturation and rites of passage in literature written for children and adolescents. Including a broad survey of the theme across a number of genres and an in-depth analysis of the work of key writers, the authors work towards an answer to the question "What is a classic?" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Tom's Midnight Garden
A. Philippa Pearce
0397304773
January 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
Tom was a cross and resentful boy when he was sent to stay with his uncle and aunt because his brother, Peter, had caught the measles. As soon as he joined his relatives in their small apartment, he knew he would be bored and lonely. He would miss Peter as well as the garden at home where they used to play. Now he had no friends his own age, and, instead of a garden to explore, there was only a paved yard and a row of garbage cans outside the back door.When the time came for Tom to go home, however, he did everything he could to prolong his visit. For he had made a strange and wonderful discovery -- a discovery that he could share with no one, except Peter. And Peter believed it all, and even, for one brief moment, came to share in Tom's fantastic midnight adventure.Philippa Pearce has created an enchanting story of...


Dog so Small
Philippa Pearce
075407806X
October 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Ben Blewitt yearns for a dog of his own, yet for his birthday he receives just a picture of a dog. However, the picture sends his imagination into overdrive, and Ben ends up experiencing some unusual adventures. The happy ending with the Blewitts moving to a new home with room for a real dog will please pet lovers. The story by Philippa Pearce (Lippincott, 1962) is set in London, and narrator Jenny Agutter's British accent will entertain American listeners. Ben's longing, his grandfather's regret, and his father's pragmatism all come through in the voices Agutter employs in this well-crafted audio version. Purchasing a new copy of the book in the U.S. that is not large print version will be a challenge.Judy Czarnecki, Chippewa River District Library System, Mt. Pleasant, MICopyright © Reed...


Familiar and Haunting: Collected Stories
Philippa Pearce
0066239648
April 1902
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Fans of Philippa Pearce will savor each of the 37 tales in Familiar and Haunting: Collected Stories. The volume brings together entries from The Rope and Other Stories, published in Great Britain in 2001; and from three books previously published in the U.S. as well: What the Neighbors Did and Other Stories (1973); The Shadow Cage and Other Tales of the Supernatural (1977); and Who's Afraid? and Other Strange Stories (1987). Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8 An aptly named collection by one of England's most accomplished writers for young people. The stories will be familiar to some readers because many of them were published in the U.S. in What the Neighbors Did and Other Stories (1973; o.p.), The Shadow-Cage and...


The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse
Paul Howard (Illustrator)
0753454955
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gobbolino sets off to help, leaving behind his comfortable new life as a kitchen cat. On the way he meets the Little Wooden Horse. It"s just the beginning of many magical, and sometimes dangerous adventures for these two brave and kindhearted friends.Series Features• Forewords by notable contemporary authors • Bookplates and colored endpapers• Complete unabridged editions

About the Author
Paul Howard studied graphic design in Leicester, graduating in 1989 with first class honors. For a time he worked in London's Natural History Museum. He lives in London with his wife and their son, Samuel. Ursula Moray Williams was born in 1911 in Petersfield, England, and has written more than sixty books. Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse (1938) and Gobbolino the...


Here Comes Tod!
Philippa Pearce
1855493756
April 1998
Audio
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Little Gentleman
Philippa Pearce
0060731613
October 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5–When Mr. Franklin is laid up with a broken leg, he asks young Bet, the granddaughter of his cleaning woman, to read aloud in what appears to be an empty meadow. It turns out that her audience is a mole, who befriends Bet and tells her of the inadvertent role he played in the death of King William III and his subsequent transformation by a witch from an ordinary animal into one that is immortal, intelligent, and able to speak. Partly the tale of the creature's 300 years of travails, this is also the story of the friendship between Bet and the mole, and of the child's life, in which complications are taking place. Her final dilemma, in which she must decide whether or not to help the mole transform back into his true and natural self, is wrenching; she must balance losing the kindest, wittiest,...


Tom's Midnight Garden
Philippa Pearce
0833590928
Oct 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
Tom was a cross and resentful boy when he was sent to stay with his uncle and aunt because his brother, Peter, had caught the measles. As soon as he joined his relatives in their small apartment, he knew he would be bored and lonely. He would miss Peter as well as the garden at home where they used to play. Now he had no friends his own age, and, instead of a garden to explore, there was only a paved yard and a row of garbage cans outside the back door.When the time came for Tom to go home, however, he did everything he could to prolong his visit. For he had made a strange and wonderful discovery -- a discovery that he could share with no one, except Peter. And Peter believed it all, and even, for one brief moment, came to share in Tom's fantastic midnight adventure.Philippa Pearce has created an enchanting story of...


Little Gentleman
Philippa Pearce
0060731605
October 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5–When Mr. Franklin is laid up with a broken leg, he asks young Bet, the granddaughter of his cleaning woman, to read aloud in what appears to be an empty meadow. It turns out that her audience is a mole, who befriends Bet and tells her of the inadvertent role he played in the death of King William III and his subsequent transformation by a witch from an ordinary animal into one that is immortal, intelligent, and able to speak. Partly the tale of the creature's 300 years of travails, this is also the story of the friendship between Bet and the mole, and of the child's life, in which complications are taking place. Her final dilemma, in which she must decide whether or not to help the mole transform back into his true and natural self, is wrenching; she must balance losing the kindest, wittiest,...


Minnow on the Say
Philippa Pearce
0688170986
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
David can't believe his luck when a worn wooden canoe mysteriously appears on the banks of the River Say behind his house. With summer stretching endlessly before him, it seems too good to be true.Soon there is another boy--Adam, the Minnow's rightful owner. Adam wants his boat back...but something else, too: a trustworthy friend to help him find the long lost ancestral jewels that could save his family from financial disaster!Can two boys find what history has kept an untouchable secret for hundreds of years? Or will they lose the race against timeand against another treasure seeker lurking at the river's edge.

Card catalog description
Two English boys, David and Adam, spend the summer canoeing on the River Say and, with just an old riddle for a clue, try to find a treasure...

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