Tom's Midnight Garden

Tom's Midnight Garden

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When Tom hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen he is not prepared for what is going to happen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him doesn't exist. But the magical place in which Tom finds himself is certainly a garden - his midnight garden. Tom's Midnight Garden won The Carnegie Medal when it was first published in 1958.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • line illustrations
  • 0192717774
  • 9780192717771
  • 932,921

Review Text

The enchantment of a secret garden in which time dissolves like English mist permeates this lyrical story of young Tom's nightly return to Victorian days, to Hatty, and to the house of secrets. For as sure as there was a thirteenth hour there was Hatty, the orphan who nightly beckoned to the twentieth century English boy. A lyrical and poignant fantasy reminiscent of Portrait of Jennie and The Secret Garden, this book which has been selected as the British children's book of 1959 contains a great deal of imagination and grace, rarely encountered in recent children's work. Susan Einzig's sensitive black and white illustrations add another dimension to the intense aesthetic appeal of Tom's delicate flight into fancy. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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17,158 ratings
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