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The Resource Tom's midnight garden : a graphic adaptation of the Philippa Pearce classic, by Edith

Tom's midnight garden : a graphic adaptation of the Philippa Pearce classic, by Edith

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Tom's midnight garden : a graphic adaptation of the Philippa Pearce classic
Title
Tom's midnight garden
Title remainder
a graphic adaptation of the Philippa Pearce classic
Statement of responsibility
by Edith
Title variation
Toms midnight garden
Title variation remainder
a graphic adaptation
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Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Renowned graphic novel artist, Edith, has created an enchanting version of the classic Tom's Midnight Garden. Tom thought a summer spent with his aunt and uncle in the country would be boring. But when their landlady's ancient grandfather clock strikes thirteen times. Tom is transported back in time to a beautiful garden, where he meets a young girl named Hatty. Tom and Hatty's time in the garden is almost too good to be true--full of adventure, mystery, magic, and boundless fun. And as the summer draws to a close, Tom desperately searches for a way to stay in the garden with Hatty forever
  • A beautiful adaptation of the classic novel. This is a new and special way to read and share one of the best-loved and most enduring children's stories of all time. A story with a special place in the hearts of grandparents, parents, and children everywhere, this wonderful graphic novel adaptation is faithful, accessible, and stunningly illustrated
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Illustration
Review
  • Grades 4-7 In this graphic novel version of the classic British children’s novel, Tom is forced to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle, far away from anything remotely interesting. But when their old grandfather clock strikes 13 in the dead of night, Tom walks through the backdoor into a mysterious garden and embarks on an adventure. He meets Hatty, a lonely Victorian girl, and the two become fast friends. Tom continues to visit the garden nightly, only to find that Hatty is growing older every time he visits. American audiences may be unfamiliar with the original novel, but they won’t need to know it, since the themes of childlike discovery and wonder are timeless. Artist Edith does a great job breaking down each scene into visual beats and accompanying the at-times long lines of exposition with as many images as possible. Her fine-lined figures, sketchy shading, stylish shapes, and muted palette of natural tones balance a modern look with the old-fashioned story. Perfect for fans of time-travel adventures or fantasies with a smidgen of historical fiction. -- Blenski, Peter (Reviewed 4/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 16, p37)
  • /* Starred Review */ In this graphic-novel adaptation of Pearce’s Carnegie Medal–winner, Edith evokes the original book’s sense of wonder and discovery in a fresh format. He is disappointed to be sent to his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen’s gardenless, drab home for summer holiday while his younger brother, Peter, recovers from measles. His days are filled with eating and boredom, but his sleepless nights take an unexpected turn when Tom hears the grandfather clock, belonging to the peculiar landlady, strike for a 13th time. Creeping downstairs to investigate, Tom discovers an enchanted garden, unbound by time. Returning night after night, he develops a friendship with high-spirited Hatty, the only garden inhabitant who can see him. Edith’s expertly varied, atmospheric panels shift in mood and perspective, drawing the reader ever deeper into the magic and mystery of Tom’s nightly escapades. Tom’s letters to Peter, in which he describes the adventures, and his discussions with his Uncle Alan about time travel combine effectively with the artist’s detailed depictions of Tom’s experiences, reflecting the changing garden landscape and Hattie’s age. This engrossing adaptation will allow a new generation of readers to discover Pearce’s timeless tale. Ages 8–12. (Apr.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 03/05/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 10, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ The enchantment of a secret garden in which time dissolves like English mist permeates this lyrical story of young Tom's nightly return to Victorian days, to Hatty, and to the house of secrets. For as sure as there was a thirteenth hour there was Hatty, the orphan who nightly beckoned to the twentieth century English boy. A lyrical and poignant fantasy reminiscent of Portrait of Jennie and The Secret Garden, this book which has been selected as the British children's book of 1959 contains a great deal of imagination and grace, rarely encountered in recent children's work. Susan Einzig's sensitive black and white illustrations add another dimension to the intense aesthetic appeal of Tom's delicate flight into fancy. (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 1959)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657982
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edith
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 9 and up
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
  • PZ7.7.E35
  • PN6728.T66
LC item number
  • To 2018
  • E25 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pearce, Philippa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tom's midnight garden
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Gardens
  • Country homes
  • Time reversal
  • Friendship in children
  • Space and time
  • Gardens
  • Country homes
  • Time reversal
  • Friendship
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a graphic adaptation
Label
Tom's midnight garden : a graphic adaptation of the Philippa Pearce classic, by Edith
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in English in Great Britain in 2016 by Oxford University Press
  • Freely adapted from Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce, ©1958 by Oxford University Press
  • Translation of front and end matter by Helen Johnson. Translation of graphic novel by Liz Cross
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn986953946
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9780062696564
Lccn
2017953731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986953946
Label
Tom's midnight garden : a graphic adaptation of the Philippa Pearce classic, by Edith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in English in Great Britain in 2016 by Oxford University Press
  • Freely adapted from Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce, ©1958 by Oxford University Press
  • Translation of front and end matter by Helen Johnson. Translation of graphic novel by Liz Cross
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn986953946
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9780062696564
Lccn
2017953731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986953946

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