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Written by Michelle Magorian

Part of the A Puffin Book Series

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WW2 has just ended and twelve-year-old Rusty comes back home to Britain after being evacuated to the US. The greyness and bleakness of life in England is a shock, but even worse is adapting to the strict discipline of her family, including a brother she's never met, after the warmth and openness of her adopted American family. Rusty is sent to an horrific boarding school, before finally running away as her search for happiness becomes more and more desperate.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140319071
Publication date: 27th August 1987
Author: Michelle Magorian
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages

About Michelle Magorian

Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth and on leaving school studied at the Rose Bruford College of speech and Drama and Marcel Marceau's International School of Mime in Paris. Over the years she became interested in children's books and decided to write one herself. The result was Goodnight Mister Tom, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, an International Reading Association Award and was also made into a much-loved film.

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