Synopsis: When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle's house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. As he lies awake in his bed. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Literature No. 4 October, Pp. Connecting with the Other: Empathy in Tom's Midnight Garden. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
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If, standing alone on the back doorstep, Tom allowed himself to weep tears, they were tears of anger. He looked his good-bye at the garden, and raged that he. Philippa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden () | 𝗥𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗗𝗙 on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Heather Montgomery and others published Philippa. Tom's midnight garden by Philippa Pearce, , HarperTrophy edition, - 1st HarperTrophy ed.
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Edition Notes Genre Juvenile fiction. B To The Physical Object Pagination p. Number of pages Download ebook for print-disabled Prefer the physical book? Without even a garden to play in, Tom is bored and lonely, and by way of compensation is overfed by his doting aunt.
As a result of the inactivity and rich food, Tom lies awake at night, listening to the incorrect striking of the grandfather clock in the hall downstairs. One night, when the clock strikes 13 at midnight, Tom is compelled to get up and investigate. He finds his way out through the back door into a large, beautiful garden belonging to the house.
At first he feels cheated by his aunt and uncle for not telling him about it, but he soon realises by the surroundings that the garden belongs to the house only in the Past, and during the day when Tom is awake, there is nothing more than a tiny yard where the dustbins are kept. What happens next?
Each night Tom visits the garden and there makes friends with Hatty, an orphan 'charity child', one of the Victorian children living in the house. Teased by her older cousins, and picked on by her strict aunt, Hatty, like Tom, is also lonely, and is pleased to have a companion to play with.
She is the only one who can see Tom; to the others with the exception of Abel, the silent gardener he is invisible. Although Tom goes out into the garden every night, it is not always the next day for Hatty.
Sometimes it is months between Tom's visits, and the garden changes with the passing seasons, for it seems that time is moving much more quickly in the Past. Inevitably Hatty is growing older - unnoticeably at first to Tom - but nearing the time Tom has to go back to his real home Hatty is a young woman, barely able to see Tom any more as her attentions turn to a young man called Barry.
Tom doesn't want a grown-up Hatty, he wants his friend to stay the same, and always be there in the garden when he visits, to climb trees together, and make bows and arrows, and to build their tree-house. At night he slips back in time to the old garden where he finds a girl playmate. They live in an upstairs flat of a big house with no garden, only a tiny yard for parking.
The former grounds of the big house have been sold for building and are occupied by modern houses. The elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, lives above them.
Because Tom may be infectious, he is not allowed out to play, and he feels lonely.
Without exercise he lies awake after midnight, restless, when he hears the communal grandfather clock strangely strike He gets up to investigate and discovers that the back door now opens on a large sunlit garden.
Every night the clock strikes 13 and Tom returns to the Victorian era grounds.
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There he meets another lonely child, a girl called Hatty, and they become inseparable playmates. Tom sees the family occasionally, but only Hatty and as is revealed later in the book, the gardener sees him and the others believe she plays alone.Who's it for?
Emerson and M. In fact, the whole midnight garden would not have any significance without Hatty.
With Hatty, Tom learns to look deeper into things. In the same way as he empathized with Hatty when he saw her lamenting the death of her family, Tom is able in this scene after his aggressive attack on Hatty to understand that she is real and alive as he is.
WorldCat Library. On the final night before Tom is due to go home, he goes downstairs to find the garden is not there.
In the same way as he empathized with Hatty when he saw her lamenting the death of her family, Tom is able in this scene after his aggressive attack on Hatty to understand that she is real and alive as he is. Hatty is too frail and too broken to deal with a needless confrontation.
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