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Goodnight Mister Tom

Written by Michelle Magorian

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A heart breaking and heart warming story of a special friendship that grows between Willie Beech, evacuated to the country to avoid the Blitz on London, and Tom Oakley, the reserved old man who takes him in. Willie has been lonely and neglected all his life as his mother lacks the ability to care for him. Under Mister Tom’s patient and kind guidance Willie grows emotionally and physically to become the boy he should have been. But then his mother wants him back home in London. Must Willie loose everything that has made him happy?

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Goodnight Mister Tom Synopsis

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.

Goodnight Mister Tom Press Reviews

'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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ISBN: 9780141353845
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780141354804
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141354804
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Puffin Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141354804
Publication date: 31/03/1983
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141354804
Publication date: 31st March 1983
Author: Michelle Magorian
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books, Bookshelf Essentials

About Michelle Magorian

Michelle Magorian is undoubtedly one of the pre-eminent children’s writers of historical family drama and of books set around the Second World War. She may not be a household name but that’s purely because she doesn’t write as frequently as those more obvious bestselling novelists. Just Henry is her seventh novel. Unlike some authors Magorian writes when the time is right having first undertaken considerable research, followed by a lot of thinking time before actually putting pen to paper and then there’s always the very important rewrites to polish the story. Magorian ...

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