Tom*s Midnight Garden

Tom’s Midnight Garden
By: Phillipa Pearce
Power Point By: Jenna Hickey And
Hannah Pennington
About the Author
Philippa Pearce
Born: January 23, 1920
Died: December 21, 2006
Lived in: Cambridgeshire, England
Wrote: The Little Gentleman, Mrs. Cockle’s
Cat, and much, much more!
The book Tom’s midnight garden is a
mysterious but exciting book that you will never want
to put down. The main character’s name is Tom Long
and his brother Peter Long, is diagnosed with the
Measles. He is forced to live with his Aunt Gwen and
Uncle Alan. At first he doesn’t like it at all until he
finds a magical garden that is only there starting at
midnight. (That’s how the book got it’s title.) He was
out there one night and he meets a ghost named
Hatty and they become the best of friends. After
that, everything becomes a big mess-up and a HUGE
What is the Aunt and Uncle’s Names?
Alan and Jenna
Jenna and Hannah
Gwen and Alan
Ryan and Allie
Austin and Rebekah
What is the name of the mysterious
girl/ghost in the garden?
Answer 1 and 3
Answer 1 and 4
What is Aunt Gwen’s reaction when
Tom started talking about the garden?
• She said that there was no garden ever on the
• She said to go and pick all the flowers
• She said to go bring her back a tree.
• She said go have as much fun as you can.
What was Tom’s brother Peter
diagnosed with?
Eby Gebys
Lung Cancer
Heart Attack
Strep Throat
How did the Book Tom’s Midnight
Garden get it’s Title?
• Because there is a garden that is only there at
• Because there is a boy who loves gardens.
• Because a boy built a garden at midnight one
• Because he couldn’t find his sweater that he
left in the garden because it was so dark.
Why did Tom want to stay at his Aunt
and Uncle’s?
Because they are really nice.
Because his Aunt and Uncle spoiled him.
Because Tom didn’t want to leave the garden.
Tom had a crush on Hatty and didn’t want to
leave her.
• Tom’s best bud was James and didn’t want to
stop playing with him.
What was the landlady/landlord’s
name who owned the grandfather
Mr. Long/Mrs. Long
Mr. Pennington/Mrs. Pennington
Mr. Bartholomew/Mrs. Bartholomew
Mr. Kuchek/Mrs. Kuchek
Mr. Henry/Mrs. Henry
What is Tom’s last name?
Is Hatty a/an…
Japanese Girl
Who is Hatty forced to live with?
Her awful “Aunt”
Her mom and dad
Her step mother
Her brother and sister
Explain the significance of the garden
in the book
• It was Tom’s only place where he felt
welcome, at home or alive.
• It was Mrs. Bartholomew’s secret garden that
she planted and it only came out at night.
• It was Hatty’s secret plan to capture Tom so,
she guided him through the garden and when
they got to the giant Venus fly traps, they
would eat him.
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