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Tom's Midnight Garden Art Of

Tom's Midnight Garden Art Of

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Published by Michael Holman
Tom's Midnight Garden Art Of
Tom's Midnight Garden Art Of

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Published by: Michael Holman on Apr 02, 2013
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Adapta&on:Tom’sMidnightGarden
MichaelHolman
 
Synopsis
WhenTomLong'sbrotherPetergetsmeasles,TomissenttostaywithhisUncleAlanandAuntGwen.Theyliveinanupstairsflatofabighousewithnogarden,onlya&nyyardforparking.Theelderlyandreclusivelandlady,Mrs.Bartholomew,livesabovethem.BecauseTommaybeinfec&ous,heisnotallowedouttoplay,andhefeelslonely.Withoutexerciseheislesssleepy,andawakeaKermidnight,whenhehearsthecommunalgrandfatherclockstrangelystrike13.Hegetsuptoinves&gate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.Therehemeetsanotherlonelychild,ayoungergirlcalledHay,andtheybecomeinseparableplaymates.Tomseesthefamilyandthegardeneroccasionally,butonlyHayseeshimandtheothersbelievesheplaysalone.TomwritesdailyaccountstohisbrotherPeter,whofollowstheadventuresduringhisrecovery—andaKerward,forTomcontrivestoextendthestaywithAuntandUncle.Graduallyatfirst,HaycatchesuptoTom'sageandpasseshim;hecomestorealisethatheisslippingtodifferentpointsinthepast.Finallyshegrowsupatafasterrate,un&lsheandBartyarecour&ngandtheoldgardentendtobeinwinter.OnthefinalnightbeforeTomisduetogohome,hegoesdownstairstofindthegardenisnotthere.Hedesperatelytriestorunaroundandfindit,butcrashesintoasetofbinsfromthepresentdaycourtyard,wakingupseveralresidents.HeshoutsHay'snameindisappointment,beforehisUncleAlanfindshimandputstheeventsdowntoTomsleepwalking.Thefollowingmorning,Mrs.BartholomewsummonsTomtoapologise,onlytorevealherselfasHay,havingmadethelinkwhensheheardhimcallhername.TheeventsTomexperiencedwererealinHay'spast;hehassteppedintothembygoingintothegardenatthe&messhedreamtofthem.Onthefinalnight,shehadinsteadbeendreamingofherweddingwithBarty.WhilsttakingTomhome,AuntGwencommentsonthestrangehugthatTomhadgivenMrs.BartholomewwhenheleK-itwaslikehewashuggingalilegirl.
 
Inten&onsandAudience
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Adap&ngtheMidnightGardenintoadigitalsetforanima&on-
 
Aimedfor10-16yearoldaudience

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