This book is part of a book series called Puffin Modern Classics .
There are 256 pages in this book. This book was published 1993 by Penguin Books Ltd .
Julia Eccleshare was born and educated in Cambridge. Her accomplished career includes editing for the Times Literary Supplement, Puffin Books and Hamish Hamilton. Julia currently works for The Guardian. For Orchard books Julia has edited the story collection How the Camel got His Hump and the poetry collection First Poems. (September 2000)Julia is married with four children and lives in London. Philippa Pearce was a beloved children's writer. Her titles include Here Comes Tod, Minnow on the Say, The Battle of Bubble and Squeak (Winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award) and the classic Tom's Midnight Garden, for which she was awarded the Carnegie Medal. Philippa passed away in 2006.
This book contains the following story:
Tom's Midnight Garden
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 . . .