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Philippa Pearce

Author, Editor, Compiler

(1920 - 2006)

Philippa Pearce

Ann Philippa Pearce OBE was an English author of children’s books. Her most famous work is the time slip fantasy novel Tom’s Midnight Garden, which won the 1958 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year’s outstanding children’s book by a British subject. Pearce was four times a commended runner up for the Medal.



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The Minnow Leads to Treasure (1958)

David and Adam spend the summer in a canoe, the Minnow, on the River Say in search of treasure.

Author(s): Philippa Pearce
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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The Minnow on the Say (1955)

David and Adam spend the summer in a canoe, The Minnow, on the River Say searching for a lost treasure.

Author(s): Philippa Pearce
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Mrs. Cockle’s Cat (1961)

A London balloon seller is taken on an amazing adventure when she goes to find her cat who has gone in search of fish.

1961

Author(s): Philippa Pearce
Illustrator(s): Antony Maitland

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Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1972)

A selection of Hans Christian Andersen’s greatest tales.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Tom’s Midnight Garden (1958)

While waiting out quarantine for measles, Tom stays with his aunt and uncle in an old house and discovers he can enter the past through the garden at night.

1958

Author(s): Philippa Pearce
Illustrator(s): Susan Einzig

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