Philippa Pearce


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

Died
December 21, 2006

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Philippa Pearce OBE was an English author of children's books. Her most famous work is the time slip fantasy novel Tom's Midnight Garden, which won the 1958 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, as the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject. Pearce was four further times a commended runner-up for the Medal.

Pearce wrote over 30 books, including A Dog So Small (1962), Minnow on the Say, (1955), The Squirrel Wife (1971), The Battle of Bubble and Squeak (1978) and The Way To Sattin Shore (1983). The Shadow Cage and other tales of the supernatural (1977), Minnow on the Say, Bubble and Squeak, and Sattin Shore were all Carnegie Medal runners-up. The Battle of Bubble and Squeak inspired a two-part
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Tom's Midnight Garden

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4.07 avg rating — 22,000 ratings — published 1958 — 83 editions
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A Dog So Small

3.83 avg rating — 453 ratings — published 1962 — 19 editions
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Minnow on the Say

4.02 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 1955 — 17 editions
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The Way to Sattin Shore

3.77 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 1983 — 18 editions
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A Finder's Magic

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3.45 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Amy's Three Best Things

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The Battle of Bubble and Sq...

3.42 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1978 — 13 editions
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The Little Gentleman

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The Squirrel Wife

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“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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What is your favorite time travel book? (Please add it if it's not already here).

 
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Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon OutlanderOutlander (write-in)
 
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11/22/63 by Stephen King 11/22/63 by Stephen King (write-in)
 
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Red River, Vol. 1 (Red River, #1) by Chie Shinohara Anatolia Story by Chie Shinohara (Note by admin: This is actually a Manga graphic novel series know as Red River in the English translation but a notable entry in this chart)
 
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The Map of Time (Trilogía Victoriana, #1) by Félix J. Palma The Map of Time (write-in)
 
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Blackout (Oxford Time Travel, #3) by Connie Willis Blackout by Connie Willis (write-in)
 
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Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson Somewhere in Time (write-in)
 
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Unhappenings (write-in)
 
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Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut (write-in)
 
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