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Tom's Midnight Garden - Community Reviews back

by Philippa Pearce
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debnance
debnance rated it 8 years ago
Tom’s brother has come down with measles and Tom is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle for the duration of his brother’s sickness. Tom is not happy about having to stay cooped up in a small apartment. And then everything changes. A clock strikes thirteen and Tom makes his way out a door and into a...
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment
This story is magical and lovely and written in that style of English children's stories that I absolutely love (think The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and probably a few others I can't think of right now. It might come across as a slightly naive view of childhood, but I actually think it's pr...
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it 8 years ago
This story is magical and lovely and written in that style of English children's stories that I absolutely love (think The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and probably a few others I can't think of right now. It might come across as a slightly naive view of childhood, but I actually think it's pr...
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it 9 years ago
Poor Tom, forced to go away during the summer holiday while his brother suffers the measles, and kept indoors under quarantine. How old-fashioned is that? Between Tom's unattractive sulking and insomnia, my general lack of interest in gardening, and a personal fear that this was going to turn into...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 11 years ago
Disease - Measles. Read by Cherryl Campbell; a BBC production.A lovely story.
AnnaLund2011
AnnaLund2011 rated it 37 years ago
This book was my first encounter with time travel. It is still one of my favorite books of all time. I wish I could write like this.
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