Tom's Midnight Garden

When Tom is sent to his aunt’s house for the summer, he resigns himself to weeks of boredom. Lying awake one night, unable to sleep, he listens to the grandfather clock strike every hour. Eleven… Twelve… Thirteen. Thirteen! Tom rushes down the stairs and opens the back door. There, awaiting him, is a beautiful garden. A garden that shouldn’t exist. And there are children in the garden too! Are they ghosts? Or is it Tom who is really the ghost…? Full of suspense and magic, this haunting time-slip tale is one of the best-loved children’s stories of all time.

“This is a rare, moving story, beautifully written, and true in every way that matters.” The Guardian

“Haunting and lyrical.” The Daily Telegraph

“A masterpiece of English children’s literature.” The Independent

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  • loved it

    This book will stay with you forever. It is slightly scary at some parts but it is also beautifully descripted and I have never heard of any book anything like it!

    10 June 2014

  • loved it

    if you love to read horror stories just like me then believe this is the best book. If i will be in the condition of tom then sure i would be paralysed

    24 January 2014

  • A very magical and mesmerising book that will stay with you forever

    7 March 2013

  • loved it

    I loved this book as soon as I opened it! It’s one of the best time-travel fantasy stories I’ve read. It’s so magical and exciting.

    4 March 2013

  • Everyone should read this book, it is so beautifully written and it doesn’t leave your head even months after reading it. In a 50 years time this book will be regarded as a classic. i love this book. I would recommend for ages 11+

    3 March 2012

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    Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Tom’s Midnight Garden.

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