Looking for a classic British children's book to read? Tom's Midnight Garden by Philiipa Pearce is one part "Secret Garden," one part "Chronicles of Narnia" and two parts great! books4yourkids.com: Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce, illustrated by Susan Einzig, 229 pp, RL 4
Allegorical novel by Salman Rushdie, published in 1981. It is a historical chronicle of modern India centering on the inextricably linked fates of two children born within the first hour of independence from Great Britain. Exactly at midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, two boys are born in a Bombay hospital, where they are switched by a nurse.