Goodnight Mister Tom
Written by Michelle Magorian
Part of the A Puffin Book Series
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
Some thirty years on, this remains the classic story of the Second World War. It also gives a great insight into how any child might survive the strange experience of evacuation.How Willie Beech, evacuated from London during the bombing, adapts to life in the country and, above all, to the wonderful world provided for him by Mister Tom before being dragged back to London by his troubled mother, is an emotional roller coaster. A wonderful and unmissable book.
Chosen as the Puffin Modern Classic 1980 - 1989
The LoveReading Comment: A wonderful debut novel from an author who is now widely acknowledged as one of the great children’s novelists of our time. A storyline that will pull on the heartstrings more than most and provide moments of grief and joy in equal measure. Be sure to check out other books by this author. Just Henry, A Spoonful of Jam, A little Love Song, Cuckoo In The Nest.
A Message from Michelle Magorian: 'As a storyteller there's nothing I want more than to have people open one of my books, step into my characters' shoes and follow them. Goodnight Mister Tom is the story of a man and a boy who are thrown together because of the outbreak of war. Through living together they heal one another. I'm delighted that readers have enjoyed their journey for 30 years. I hope they will continue to do so'.
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The Good Book Guide Review. ‘I've put the belt in for when he's bad' read the note that accompanied half- starved, maltreated 9-year-old Willie* when he was evacuated from London in World War II. Mister Tom, a lonely widower who had to take Willie in, was shocked, stirred, challenged. This long, sometimes stark, book tells how the lives of boy and old man change, grow and blossom.
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of WW2. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London.
'Everyone's idea of a smash-hit first novel: full blown characters to love and hate, moments of grief and joy, and a marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions.' Guardian
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