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Philippa Pearce - Author

Philippa Pearce spent her childhood in Great Shelford, a village near Cambridge, and was the youngest of four children of a flour-miller and corn-merchant. The village, the river, and the countryside in which she lived appear more or less plainly in Minnow on the Say, and Tom's Midnight Garden.

Philippa later went on to study English and History at Cambridge University. She worked for the BBC as a scriptwriter and producer, and then in publishing as an editor. She has written many books including the Modern Classic, Tom's Midnight Garden, for which she won the Carnegie Medal. She has been awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature.
Sadly, Philippa died in 2006, at the age of 86.

If you like Philippa Pearce you might also like to read books by David Almond and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Philippa Pearce

Tom's Midnight Garden Graphic Novel
Philippa Pearce - illustrated by Edith
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month September 2016 Philippa Pearce's classic novel of the 1950s is newly minted for today's readers while retaining its sense of wonder and its ability to make the unbelievable – including travelling through time -...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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A Dog So Small
Philippa Pearce
Award winning Philippa Pearce captures a child's longing – and need – for a dog perfectly in this brilliant imaginary story. Ben has always wanted a dog. In fact, he wants one so much that he makes an imaginary one...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Mrs Cockle's Cat
Philippa Pearce
This magical story weaves a delightful fantasy around a simple and touching story of a lost cat. Mrs Cockle lives at the top of a very tall house which has a useful trap door that opens directly onto the roof....
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
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Tom's Midnight Garden (Anniversary Edition)
Philippa Pearce
A welcome return of the first edition of this timeless classic story about an enchanted garden and Tom's midnight adventures in it. Initially horrified at the thought of staying with his aunt and uncle in their poky flat without a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2008
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Tom's Midnight Garden
Philippa Pearce
Winner of the 1958 CILIP Carnegie Medal A classic time slip story in which Tom, staying in big house now divided into flats, manages to get into the garden at night and make friends with a little girl. But who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2008
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