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Created: 14th August, 2015

Tom's Midnight Garden

Author: Philippa Pearce
Illustrator: Susan Einzig
Publisher: Oxford University Press

COLLECTION

Literature

YEAR GROUP

Years 5 and 6

BOOK TYPE

Corebooks

Tom foresees a lonely summer spent with his aunt and uncle to avoid catching his brother’s measles. One night the grandfather clock in the hall strikes thirteen. This signals Tom’s entry into a beautiful garden where he meets Hatty. As their friendship develops, Tom becomes increasingly reluctant to leave the garden. A classic timeslip story.

There is also a graphic novel, adapted and illustrated by Edith.

Other timeslip stories include:

Penelope Farmer: Charlotte Sometimes (9780141379210), Puffin £6.99

Alison Uttley: A Traveller in Time (9780141361116), Puffin £7.99

Lucy Boston: The Children of Green Knowe and The River of Green Knowe (9780571303472), Faber & Faber £8.99

Sophie Kirtley: The Wild Way Home (9781526616289), Bloomsbury £6.99

Other books by Philippa Pearce include:

The Way to Sattin Shore (9780192792402), Oxford University Press £6.99

Minnow on the Say (9780192792419), Oxford University Press £6.99

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak (9780141368610), Puffin £6.99