Author(s): Philippa Pearce
Tom has to spend the summer at his aunt's, and it seems as if nothing good will ever happen again. Then he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen - and everything changes. Outside the door is a garden - a garden that shouldn't exist. Are the children there ghosts, or is it Tom who is the ghost? This Carnegie-Medal-winning modern classic is magically timeless, and has never been out of print. For the 70th anniversary celebration of the Medal, a panel named it one of the top ten Medal-winning works, and the British public elected it the nation's second-favourite. This edition includes all of Susan Einzig's evocative illustrations from the first edition of the book.