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Philippa Pearce (1920–2006)

Teoksen Tom ja keskiyön puutarha tekijä

40+ Works 3,895 Jäsentä 77 arvostelua 5 Favorited

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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Tom ja keskiyön puutarha (1958) 2,408 kappaletta
Minnow on the Say (1955) 237 kappaletta
A Dog So Small (1962) 198 kappaletta
Bubble and Squeak (1978) 172 kappaletta
Kivienkeli lentää (1983) 113 kappaletta
The Squirrel Wife (1971) 78 kappaletta
A Finder's Magic (2008) 76 kappaletta
The Children of Charlecote (1968) 75 kappaletta
The Little Gentleman (2004) 73 kappaletta
Lion at School (1973) 49 kappaletta
Mrs. Cockle's Cat (1961) 48 kappaletta
Amy's Three Best Things (2003) 30 kappaletta
A Century of Children's Ghost Stories: Tales of Dread and Delight (1995) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Emily's Own Elephant (1987) 27 kappaletta
At the River-Gates (1996) 20 kappaletta
The Elm Street Lot (1969) 18 kappaletta
The Rope and Other Stories (2000) 15 kappaletta
Beauty and the Beast (1972) 15 kappaletta
The Tooth Ball (1987) 14 kappaletta
Here Comes Tod (1992) 10 kappaletta
Fresh (1988) 4 kappaletta
Old Belle's Summer Holiday (1989) 3 kappaletta
The Ghost in Annie's Room (2001) 3 kappaletta
Freddy (1988) 3 kappaletta
The Pedlar of Swaffham (2001) 3 kappaletta
The Little White Hen (1996) 2 kappaletta
Wings of Courage 1 kappale
CHIHUAHUA 1 kappale
La mujer ardilla (1984) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Ghost Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 138 kappaletta
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 130 kappaletta
Tom's Midnight Garden: A Graphic Adaptation (2015) — Tekijä — 78 kappaletta
Stories for Seven Year Olds (Young Puffin Books) (1964) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta
An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (1986) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta
The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse (1984) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset58 kappaletta
Great Ghost Stories (Books of Wonder) (1998) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
The Young Oxford Book of Supernatural Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
The Puffin Book of Ghosts and Ghouls (1992) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
To Break the Silence (1986) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Spooky Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of Ghosts and Ghouls (1984) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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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
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atreic | 1 muu arvostelu | 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 | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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soylentgreen23 | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 3, 2022 |
I found this book one of my illustrated book shelves. Published in 2006, it is a soothing tale with black and white and colored pencil illustrations that are simply a joy to see. Till loves his dog more than anything. On their usual morning walk, the dog becomes dislodged from his collar. Beside himself with grief, in despair, he notes a tall, older man who calls himself "The Finder."

Going back to the beginning of the walk and all the characters found in the woods, The Finder begins to weave the story of how the dog got lost, and who saw him throughout his journey. Together, Till and The Finder, meet a host of amo,a;s who report what they saw. There is a heron, a one-eyed cat, a mole and two older ladies. Together, they all add pieces to the puzzle.

The description on the opening flap notes "Part detective, part fairy tale, A Finder's Magic has mystery, darkness and light."

This is a beautiful story with detailed illustrations.
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Whisper1 | May 25, 2022 |



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