Tom’s Midnight Garden


Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! How strange! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical garden. A garden that everyone told him doesn’t exist. A garden that only he can enter . . .

ISBN: 9780192734501 Author: Pearce, Philippa Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 2nd April 2015 Imprint: Oxford University Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:23) Pages: 227 Language: English Edition: |Reprint Readership: Ages 5-12 / Code: B Category: Subject:

When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle’s house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. As he lies awake in his bed he hears the grandfather clock downstairs strike . . .eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! Tom races down the stairs and out the back door, into a garden everyone told him wasn’t there. In this enchanted thirteenth hour, the garden comes alive – but Tom is never sure whether the children he meets there are real or ghosts . . . This entrancing and magical story is one of the best-loved children’s books ever written.

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