Ste J reviews this book from Puffin Books, and I’m impressed. It sounds like a wonderful tale. Hey, did you know Ste j has 27 reviews in the “Children’s Literature” category on his blog? Book to the Future is a must follow!
Thirteen! proclaimed the clock, and then stopped striking. Tom’s mind gave a jerk: had it really struck thirteen?
For Tom – angry and alone – the stroke of thirteen brings an escape to another time.
A magical, secret time and place, where friendships await and nothing is as it seems…
Look at this particularly fantastic cover it just screams out ‘read me’, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to do just that. It wasn’t until I’d read the ending that I realised I had actually watched the wonderful BBC version in the 80’s, back when kids TV was made to be sinister and engrossing. I may have to do a post on that….
I have long been a firm believer that silence challenges the reader’s imagination and as ever I chose that medium in which to immerse myself in this wonderful book, a masterpiece the cover…
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9 thoughts on “Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce”
A great recommendation Resa – oh yeah, love the cover!!
I like the cover, too! I love the way the moon and birds look like a clock…. well to me anyway.
Excellent cover and recommendation.
I hope kids are reading actual tactile books, and not just ebooks. I hope they are reading, at all.
Your readers are keeping you busy! 🙂
Yeah! 😀 😀
I love Ste J’s site – definitely a must follow! He reviews so many unique books that I hadn’t heard of previously and he’s been adding to my TBR pile for a while now.
Hahaha! If you like Ste J’s reviews, I’m sure your pile gets higher every week!
Thanks for the recommendation.And the cover just grabs you.