Tom is sent away to stay with his aunt and uncle for the summer holidays. With no garden or children to play with, he feels lonely and unhappy, until one night he hears the clock striking thirteen and discovers a secret garden where he makes a new friend, Hatty. Yet it soon becomes clear that his new-found friend is living in another time altogether, and to her, Tom is a sort of ghost. Each time he visits the garden, Hatty has grown older. Finally, on a skating trip up the frozen river in the garden, Hatty and Tom begin to fade and become invisible to each other once more.
Tom’s Midnight Garden
Tom’s Midnight Garden is a children’s fantasy novel by Philippa Pearce. It was first published in 1958 by Oxford with illustrations by Susan Einzig. It has been reissued in print many times and also adapted for radio, television, the cinema, and the stage.
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Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all makes greg and his family wonders if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the heffleys be able to stay . . . Or will they need to get out of town?
In diary of an awesome friendly kid, rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for greg along the way. (after all, one day greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his ‘biography’ of greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an awesome friendly kid: rowley jefferson’s journal offers readers a new way to look at the wimpy world – one fan won’t want to miss!
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