The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

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When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward. But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime! The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9780008164614
Branch Call Number: WAL
Characteristics: 476 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Ross, Tony - Illustrator

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LightningTaco
Jul 19, 2018

I love this book because it is very good to teach people to be selfless, and realize how fortunate you may be. I say this because in this book there is this porter who doesn’t get treated nicely because he has a misshapen face, and Sally is super sick and may never live a big beautiful life which she always dreamed of. A good example of selflessness in this book is a kid named Tom. He gets hit in the head with a cricket ball so he wakes up in the hospital. This is where the story and adventure begins. At the hospital, he meets some other children, who go out at midnight to keep away from boredom. They have this thing called the midnight gang. In the midnight gang, they go out of the children’s ward and pursue their dreams. For example, one girl Amber has this dream to go to the North Pole and become a world-famous explorer. This mysterious man called a porter is also part of this gang, and is super friendly but has a misshapen face (the one I said before). He set up the freezer room to look like the North Pole so she could experience her dream. All of the kids have dreams and they get to do them in the midnight gang because of this kind man. Though one night, there is this big incident and they get caught by the hospital managers being out at midnight and are under a very close eye. Not only that, the porter gets fired. But another girl Sally in the children’s ward had never gotten to be part of the midnight gang because the members of this gang were worried she will slow them down since she is weak. Since Tom is very selfless, he feels very guilty about this and makes sure that this girl gets her dream come true before the morning, and it is a very big dream. You will find out if you read the book! (Come to think of it, I already said what the dream was in this comment). It’s tough because it’s one of the hardest dreams to pull off, and it is trying to do it being under close inspection by the whole every one of people working at the hospital. I would read this book if you haven't and if I were you!

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