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Philippa Pearce (1920–2006)

Autor(a) de Tom's Midnight Garden

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About the Author

Ann Philippa Pearce was born in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England on January 23, 1920. She studied English and history at Girton College at Cambridge University. After graduating, she worked for the Board of Trade, then the Ministry of Information, before moving to the BBC to write scripts mostrar mais for the Schools Broadcasting Department. In 1958, she left the BBC to work as an editor for the Clarendon Press before becoming a children's book editor at Andre Deutsch two years later. She became a full-time author in the mid-1960s. She wrote more than 30 books including Minnow on the Say, A Dog So Small, The Children of the House, The Elm Street Lot, The Squirrel Wife, The Way to Sattin Shore, Emily's Own Elephant, Freddy, Old Belle's Summer Holiday, Here Comes Tod, and The Little Gentleman. She received the Carnegie Medal for Tom's Midnight Garden in 1958 and the Whitbread Prize for Bubble and Squeak in 1978. Tom's Midnight Garden was adapted for radio, theater, television, and film. She was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in 1997 for her service to children's literature. She died after suffering a stroke on December 21, 2006 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Philippa Pearce

Tom's Midnight Garden (1958) 2,488 cópias
Minnow on the Say (1955) 242 cópias
A Dog So Small (1962) 202 cópias
Bubble and Squeak (1978) 176 cópias
The Way to Sattin Shore (1983) 114 cópias
The Squirrel Wife (1971) 82 cópias
A Finder's Magic (2008) 78 cópias
The Little Gentleman (2004) 78 cópias
The Children of Charlecote (1968) 77 cópias
Lion at School (1973) 52 cópias
Mrs. Cockle's Cat (1961) 52 cópias
Amy's Three Best Things (2003) 30 cópias
Emily's Own Elephant (1987) 28 cópias
A Century of Children's Ghost Stories: Tales of Dread and Delight (1995) — Editor; Contribuinte — 27 cópias
At the River-Gates (1996) 22 cópias
The Elm Street Lot (1969) 18 cópias
The Rope and Other Stories (2000) 15 cópias
Beauty and the Beast (1972) 15 cópias
The Tooth Ball (1987) 14 cópias
Here Comes Tod (1992) 10 cópias
Fresh (1988) 4 cópias
Old Belle's Summer Holiday (1989) 3 cópias
The Ghost in Annie's Room (2001) 3 cópias
Freddy (1988) 3 cópias
The Pedlar of Swaffham (2001) 3 cópias
The Little White Hen (1996) 2 cópias
Wings of Courage 1 exemplar(es)
CHIHUAHUA 1 exemplar(es)
UNA PIU' DEL DIAVOLO 1 exemplar(es)
Minnow on the Say 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
Tom's Midnight Garden: A Graphic Adaptation (2015) — Autor — 84 cópias
Stories for Seven Year Olds (1964) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (1986) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse (1984) — Prefácio, algumas edições63 cópias
Great Ghost Stories (Books of Wonder) (1998) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Young Oxford Book of Supernatural Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Puffin Book of Ghosts and Ghouls (1992) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
To Break the Silence (1986) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Spooky Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of Ghosts and Ghouls (1984) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 11, July 1977 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



A wonderful quick read, which I picked up to read the blurb and ended up reading the whole way through one morning. A little gem indeed!
trainsparrow | 1 outra resenha | Apr 29, 2024 |
Sid gets a pair of gerbils. His mum does not want gerbils in the house. His step father is more sympathetic, remembering the white mice of his childhood. This slim volume is an interesting story on what we put up with for the sake of our family, and how we change our mind
atreic | 1 outra resenha | Nov 24, 2023 |
Fanciful...timey-wimey...too gentle and charming to be called sci-fi, but you get the idea.
In this book, written in the 50s, young Tom Long must go stay with his uncle and aunt to be quarantined in case he caught the measles from his brother.
While there, late at night, he hears the grandfather clock chime thirteen times. He discovers that at this mysterious signal, he is able to walk out the door into a beautiful garden that's not there during the day.
To begin with, he just enjoys playing and exploring. But eventually he makes friends with a girl named Hatty.
Who is she? When is she? And will Tom ever understand the enigma that is his Midnight Garden?
It's a really very touching story by the end, with a surprise twist that will give you all the feels. I suppose it was written for children, but it surprised me and I enjoyed it a lot. Think "The Secret Garden," but with the laws of physics bending. :D

I read this because of a discussion on the lovely Tea or Books podcast.
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Alishadt | outras 40 resenhas | Feb 25, 2023 |
It's a real shame that I didn't know of this book's existence until I reached adulthood - it would have had a profoundly positive effect on me as a child. A true masterpiece.
soylentgreen23 | outras 40 resenhas | Jul 3, 2022 |



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