Philippa Pearce

English children's writer

1920   -   2006

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Cambridge, Girton College, Stephen Perse Foundation
occupation: children's writer
award received: Carnegie Medal, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Ann Philippa Pearce OBE (22 January 1920 – 21 December 2006) 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, as the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject. Pearce was a commended runner-up for the Medal a further four times.
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