Just Henry by Michelle Magorian

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It's a very long book and I would suggest reading it during holidays. It's written so well older people will enjoy it...
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The stunning post-war tale from Michelle Magorian, author of Goodnight, Mr Tom.


The second world war has ended, but Henry is fighting his own battles . . .


He misses his father who died a war hero, and his only distraction is the cinema. But everything is about to change. When Henry develops an old camera film he uncovers a mystery and events spiral until his life resembles the drama of the big screen. Like a bomb waiting to explode, Henry’s world is about to unravel . . .


Michelle Magorian’s first book, Goodnight Mister Tom, has sold in excess of 1.2 million copies, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the International Reading Association Children’s Book Award, and been adapted into an BAFTA award-winning TV film by ITV. Her post war story,Just Henry, has been released as a widely acclaimed ITV drama, showing Michelle Magorian to be a master storyteller for a broad audience.


Praise for Just Henry:


‘Only the greatest authors of children’s fiction share this ability to touch the heart’ – The Times


‘This rich, absorbing novel . . . will appeal to old fans and new alike’ – Guardian Education


Winner of the Children’s Book category – Costa Book Awards

 

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 March 5, 2010 by Egmont. 703 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, War. Fiction
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Reviewed by Smilez on Mar 05 2012

It's a very long book and I would suggest reading it during holidays. It's written so well older people will enjoy it...

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