Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tom's Midnight Garden

Phillipa Pearce
Oxford University Press, 1958

Two bored and lonely children live in the same big, old house-- Tom is missing out on summer vacation while he recovers from measles, and Hattie is an orphan living with her wealthy and unpleasant Aunt. Tom and Hattie might be able to cheer each other up a bit if they became friends. The only problem is that they were born nearly a century apart, so they can never meet.

Or can they?

This absorbing story of mystery, time-travel, and friendship is widely considered to be one of the great children's fantasy books of all time. Perfect for ages ten and up.

1 comment:

  1. My 10 yr old daughter read this book on your recommendation. She loved it.