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Philippa Pearce

  • 5 stars across 25 books
    Philippa Pearce was the youngest of four children of a flour miller and corn merchant. The family lived in the flour mill, which stood on the upper reaches of the River Cam, in Great Shelford, south of Cambridge. She went to school in Cambridge, and studied English and History at Cambridge University. After college she worked in the BBC, as a scriptwriter and producer, and then in publishing as an editor. Her earliest ambition was to be a writer, and she has written many books, winning the Carnegie Medal for Tom's Midnight Garden. She has also been awarded an OBE for services to Children's Literature. She died in 2006.
    2nd April 2015

    Tom's Midnight Garden

    When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle's house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. A... More

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    4th September 2008

    Minnow on the Say

    It's a great discovery. Right there, at the bottom of the garden, bobbing on the river, is a canoe. The Minnow. David... More

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    3rd July 2014

    A Dog So Small

    A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Bo... More

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    17th August 2016

    Tom's Midnight Garden Graphic Novel

    A beautiful adaptation of the classic novel. Renowned graphic novel artist, Edith, has created an enchanting version of ... More

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    6th December 2001

    Lion at School and Other Stories

    A collection of gorgeous, classic stories from award-winning Philippa Pearce, bringing a little bit of magic to the ever... More

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    2nd November 2009

    A Finder's Magic

    A beautifully crafted fantastical mystery about a little boy called Till who loses his dog Bess. A mysterious stranger ... More

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    1st May 2014

    Amy's Three Best Things

    A wonderfully reassuring bedtime book about staying away from home for the very first time by two major children's-book ... More

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    4th August 2005

    The Little Gentleman

    When Bet is first asked to go into the meadow and read a passage aloud from a book - apparently to no-one - she wonders ... More

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    28th April 2005

    The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

    Sid, Peggy and Amy adore the two gerbils, Bubble and Squeak, but their mother detests them. A major family battle result... More

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    28th July 2009

    Mrs Cockle's Cat

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