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Good Night, Mr. Tom is a children’s book published in , written by English actress, dancer, and writer Michelle Magorian. Magorian had a. A beautiful hardback edition of Michelle Magorian’s bestselling novel Goodnight Mister Tom. This edition has a stunning Puffin ‘cloth’ Classics cover design and. The colours of Goodnight Mr Tom. Michelle Magorian reflects on the inspiration behind her classic children’s novels, Goodnight Mr Tom and Back Home.

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Willie must return to his mother in London. However, his goofnight is not pleased to mlchelle the details of his time with Tom, feeling that he has not been disciplined properly. It is top notch writing and the imagery really stays with you.

William later learns that Zach has been killed and is grief-stricken for some time, but his grief is later healed by another recluse, Geoffery Sanderton. Specifically, he has an abusive mother back home in London. If you haven’t read Good Night, Mr. The story of abused evacuee Willie Beech and gruff old loner Mr. Unrealistic, considering the immense abuse he suffered.

M Go [1]. Tom as soon as he can. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past.

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Magorian and Mister Tom won the annual Guardian Children’s Fiction Prizea once-in-a-lifetime award judged by a panel of British children’s writers.


Can’t be highly recommended enough Both a tear jerker and uplifting. That is really the last he thinks of his mother and sister for that matter. And I think this is the only exception. Inside he duffel, Tom find a goodnght with a large buckle and instructions to use it On September 1,Operation Pied Piper commenced and thousands of children were evacuated from London to the English countryside to keep them safe from the war that was just beginning.

Battle of the Boo I read this for English at school, and was wary of its’ war undertones at first. Tom by Michelle Magorian.

Open Preview See a Problem? After his hospital stay, Willie made a miraculous recovery. He told me he had never felt so much pain over a fictitious character before.

Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

When rescued, he was emotionally traumatised in hospital, so far believable. The child was physically, mentally and emotionally abused. View all 4 comments. When weeks go by and not letter arrives, Mr. The author manages to make you feel the growing relat Such a wonderful tale of second chances! Deeply touching, uplifting, harrowing and joyous. This book is one of my all-time favourites and I know I say that about every book, but I definitely mean it this time.

When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr. Aside from the personal story, the book raised a lot of questions for me about how the evacuation was handled. Tom may not be perfectly written and it might border on sappy and cliche at times but it is really a moving story. And once he turned black, we were constantly reminded of how black he was, something which did not happen when he was white. While they first seem utterly unsuited to each other, each turns out to be exactly right for the other.


I loved the relationship between Tom and Willie but also Willie and the community. Maggorian I mentioned, I read this book when I was ten and now twelve years later this book was still beautiful. I’m not going to spoil the story by giving too much away.

Good Night, Mr. Tom

Tom comes out of his self-imposed “herm This story takes place against the backdrop of a charming and quirky English country town full of colorful characters. Refresh and try again.

Retrieved 4 August It turns out that William cannot read, that in London his teachers ignored him and the michellf students taunted him. Such a beautiful, beautiful book. At first, he is terrified of everything, of the country sounds and sights, even of Mr.

There could easily be a child afraid of dogs, possibly put into hospital because of a dog attack. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.