Philippa Pearce





Philippa Pearce

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born
in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, The United Kingdom
January 23, 1920

died
December 21, 2006

gender
female

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Philippa Pearce was one of the twentieth century’s greatest children’s writers. Her books include Tom’s Midnight Garden, winner of the Carnegie Medal; The Squirrel Wife, illustrated by Wayne Anderson; and A Finder’s Magic, created for her two grandsons and illustrated by their other grandmother, Helen Craig. Philippa Pearce died in 2006.


Average rating: 4.01 · 14,466 ratings · 499 reviews · 57 distinct works · Similar authors
Tom's Midnight Garden
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 13,426 ratings — published 1958 — 57 editions
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A Dog So Small
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 1962 — 14 editions
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Minnow on the Say
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1955 — 11 editions
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The Way to Sattin Shore
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1983 — 15 editions
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The Little Gentleman
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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A Finder's Magic
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3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Amy's Three Best Things
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3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Battle of Bubble and Sq...
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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The Squirrel Wife
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The Shadow-Cage, and Other ...
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More books by Philippa Pearce…
“Nothing stands still, except in our memory.”
Philippa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden

“A habit of solitude in early childhood is not easily broken. Indeed, it may prove lifelong.”
Philippa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden

“Good-bye, Mrs Bartholemew," said tom, shaking hands with stiff politeness; "and thank you very much for having me."
"I shall look forward to our meeting again," said Mrs Bartholemew, equally primly.
Tom went slowly down the attic stairs. Then, at the bottom, he hesitated: he turned impulsively and ran up again - two at a time - to where Hatty Bartholemew still stood...
Afterwards, Aunt Gwen tried to describe to her husband that second parting between them. "He ran up to her, and they hugged each other as if they had known each other for years and years, instead of only having met for the first time this morning. There was something else, too, Alan, although I know you'll say it sounds even more absurd...Of course, Mrs Bartholemew's such a shrunken little old woman, she's hardly bigger than Tom; anyway: but, you know, he put his arms right round her and he hugged her good-bye as if she were a little girl.”
Philippa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden

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