Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

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Overall, this is an fantastic book with characters who you will remember.
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Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. 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 . . .

Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

 

About Michelle Magorian

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Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth, England, and grew up in such diverse places as Perth, Australia, and Singapore. She now makes her home in London. An actress, dancer, and writer by profession, Ms. Magorian has worked with numerous touring and repertory companies, and spent two years training as a mime at Marcel Marceau's world-renowned "L'Ecole Intenationale de Mime" in Paris, France. An absorbing interest in the history and nature of children's books led her to try her hand at writing for younger readers." Good Night, Mr. Tom" -- Which is her first book -- grew out of a short story she had written about the meeting of the two main characters. As Ms. Magorian explains, "I had to know what happened -- so I wrote the book." Her other writing credits include a television play and poetry.
 
Published June 3, 2010 by Puffin. 380 pages
Genres: Young Adult, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, History, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Elle on Nov 14 2012

Overall, this is an fantastic book with characters who you will remember.

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