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Philippa Pearce (1920–2006)

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Ann Philippa Pearce was born in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England on January 23, 1920. She studied English and history at Girton College at Cambridge University. After graduating, she worked for the Board of Trade, then the Ministry of Information, before moving to the BBC to write scripts vis mere for the Schools Broadcasting Department. In 1958, she left the BBC to work as an editor for the Clarendon Press before becoming a children's book editor at Andre Deutsch two years later. She became a full-time author in the mid-1960s. She wrote more than 30 books including Minnow on the Say, A Dog So Small, The Children of the House, The Elm Street Lot, The Squirrel Wife, The Way to Sattin Shore, Emily's Own Elephant, Freddy, Old Belle's Summer Holiday, Here Comes Tod, and The Little Gentleman. She received the Carnegie Medal for Tom's Midnight Garden in 1958 and the Whitbread Prize for Bubble and Squeak in 1978. Tom's Midnight Garden was adapted for radio, theater, television, and film. She was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in 1997 for her service to children's literature. She died after suffering a stroke on December 21, 2006 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Philippa Pearce

Mysteriet ved midnat (1958) 2,460 eksemplarer
Minnow on the Say (1955) 241 eksemplarer
A Dog So Small (1962) 199 eksemplarer
Bubble and Squeak (1978) 174 eksemplarer
The Way to Sattin Shore (1983) 114 eksemplarer
The Squirrel Wife (1971) 80 eksemplarer
The Children of Charlecote (1968) 77 eksemplarer
A Finder's Magic (2008) 77 eksemplarer
The Little Gentleman (2004) 76 eksemplarer
Lion at School (1973) 52 eksemplarer
Mrs. Cockle's Cat (1961) 50 eksemplarer
Amy's Three Best Things (2003) 30 eksemplarer
Emily's Own Elephant (1987) 28 eksemplarer
A Century of Children's Ghost Stories: Tales of Dread and Delight (1995) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
At the River-Gates (1996) 21 eksemplarer
The Elm Street Lot (1969) 18 eksemplarer
The Rope and Other Stories (2000) 15 eksemplarer
Beauty and the Beast (1972) 15 eksemplarer
The Tooth Ball (1987) 14 eksemplarer
Here Comes Tod (1992) 10 eksemplarer
Fresh (1988) 4 eksemplarer
The Pedlar of Swaffham (2001) 3 eksemplarer
Old Belle's Summer Holiday (1989) 3 eksemplarer
The Ghost in Annie's Room (2001) 3 eksemplarer
Freddy (1988) 3 eksemplarer
The Little White Hen (1996) 2 eksemplarer
Wings of Courage 1 eksemplar
CHIHUAHUA 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Ghost Stories (1991) — Bidragyder — 140 eksemplarer
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (1991) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
Tom's Midnight Garden: A Graphic Adaptation (2015) — Forfatter — 82 eksemplarer
Stories for Seven Year Olds (Young Puffin Books) (1964) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (1986) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse (1984) — Forord, nogle udgaver61 eksemplarer
Great Ghost Stories (Books of Wonder) (1998) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
The Young Oxford Book of Supernatural Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Puffin Book of Ghosts and Ghouls (1992) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
To Break the Silence (1986) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Hundreds and Hundreds (1984) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Spooky Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of Ghosts and Ghouls (1984) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 11, July 1977 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Sid gets a pair of gerbils. His mum does not want gerbils in the house. His step father is more sympathetic, remembering the white mice of his childhood. This slim volume is an interesting story on what we put up with for the sake of our family, and how we change our mind
atreic | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 24, 2023 |
Fanciful...timey-wimey...too gentle and charming to be called sci-fi, but you get the idea.
In this book, written in the 50s, young Tom Long must go stay with his uncle and aunt to be quarantined in case he caught the measles from his brother.
While there, late at night, he hears the grandfather clock chime thirteen times. He discovers that at this mysterious signal, he is able to walk out the door into a beautiful garden that's not there during the day.
To begin with, he just enjoys playing and exploring. But eventually he makes friends with a girl named Hatty.
Who is she? When is she? And will Tom ever understand the enigma that is his Midnight Garden?
It's a really very touching story by the end, with a surprise twist that will give you all the feels. I suppose it was written for children, but it surprised me and I enjoyed it a lot. Think "The Secret Garden," but with the laws of physics bending. :D

I read this because of a discussion on the lovely Tea or Books podcast.
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Alishadt | 40 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2023 |
It's a real shame that I didn't know of this book's existence until I reached adulthood - it would have had a profoundly positive effect on me as a child. A true masterpiece.
soylentgreen23 | 40 andre anmeldelser | Jul 3, 2022 |
I found this book one of my illustrated book shelves. Published in 2006, it is a soothing tale with black and white and colored pencil illustrations that are simply a joy to see. Till loves his dog more than anything. On their usual morning walk, the dog becomes dislodged from his collar. Beside himself with grief, in despair, he notes a tall, older man who calls himself "The Finder."

Going back to the beginning of the walk and all the characters found in the woods, The Finder begins to weave the story of how the dog got lost, and who saw him throughout his journey. Together, Till and The Finder, meet a host of amo,a;s who report what they saw. There is a heron, a one-eyed cat, a mole and two older ladies. Together, they all add pieces to the puzzle.

The description on the opening flap notes "Part detective, part fairy tale, A Finder's Magic has mystery, darkness and light."

This is a beautiful story with detailed illustrations.
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Whisper1 | May 25, 2022 |



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