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Philippa Pearce - Author

About the 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.

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Amy's Three Best Things

Amy's Three Best Things

Author: Philippa Pearce Illustrator: Helen Craig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

A wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about staying away from home for the very first time by two major children's-book talents. Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies her home to see they're all right. The second night her little horse gallops her back. But the third night, when she sails home in a magic boat, the family aren't there. Amy cries all the way back to Granny's where she finds her mum, brother and dog waiting for her. They have come early so they can all go to a funfair the next day. A wonderfully reassuring, magical tale, written by Philippa Pearce and beautifully imagined by Helen Craig.

Amy's Three Best Things

Amy's Three Best Things

Author: Philippa Pearce Illustrator: Helen Craig Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2013

A wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about staying away from home for the very first time by two major children's book talents. Amy is going to stay with her granny on her own and she packs her three best things to take with her. On the first night she misses her family and one of her three best things - a little mat - turns into a magic carpet and flies her home to see they're all right. The second night her little horse gallops her back. But the third night, when she sails home in a magic boat, the family aren't there. Amy cries all the way back to Granny's where she finds her mum, brother and dog waiting for her. They have come early so they can all go to a funfair the next day. A wonderfully reassuring, magical tale, written by Philippa Pearce and beautifully imagined by Helen Craig.

A Dog So Small

A Dog So Small

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Ben Blewitt is desperate for a dog. He's picked out the biggest and best dogs from the books in the library - and he just knows he's going to get one for his birthday. Ben is excited when the big day arrives, but he receives a picture of a dog instead of a real one! But the imagination can be a powerful thing, and when Ben puts his to work, his adventures really begin!

Minnow on the Say

Minnow on the Say

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

It's a great discovery. Right there, at the bottom of the garden, bobbing on the river, is a canoe. The Minnow. David can't help wishing he could keep her . . . The Minnow leads him to Adam, and an extraordinary summer begins. Armed with a mysterious, ancient clue, the two boys set out along the river by boat. They're determined to find the legendary lost treasure, hidden by one of Adam's ancestors hundreds of years before. But they are not the only people looking for treasure, and soon they are caught in a dangerous race against time . . .

The Way to Sattin Shore

The Way to Sattin Shore

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Kate never knew her dad, but that doesn't stop her missing him. She often secretly visits the gravestone with his name on it. But when the gravestone disappears Kate has a mystery on her hands. She has to find out what has happened and as she delves deeper into her family's past, she realizes that there are many secrets to uncover and that all the clues point to one place. As Kate races to Sattin Shore her mind is a whirl of emotions: what she finds there will change the shape of her life for ever.

Tom's Midnight Garden

Tom's Midnight Garden

Author: Philippa Pearce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2008

Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike ...eleven ...twelve ...thirteen ...Thirteen! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical garden. A garden that everyone told him doesn't exist. A garden that only he can enter ...A Carnegie-Medal-winning modern classic that's magically timeless.

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