Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12, Classics
Paperback Published on: 03/07/2014
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Puffin Classics: the definitive collection of timeless stories, for every child.Tom tucked a blanket round him, drew up a chair by the fire and watched Willie fall asleep. The tales he had heard about evacuees didn't seem to fit Willie. 'Ungrateful' and 'wild' were the adjectives he had heard used, or just plain 'homesick'. He was quite unprepared for this timid, sickly little specimen.Britain, 1940. With World War Two raging all around, young children are being sent from their homes in the city to the countryside for safety. When eight-year-old Willie Beech first arrives on Tom Oakley's doorstep, neither are quite sure what to make of each another. Brought up in terrible poverty, Willie is terribly shy, and totally unprepared for village life - but the gruff-but-gentle 'Mister Tom' quickly takes him under his wing. Neither he nor Willie could ever have predicted the journey they will go on together - nor the unbreakable bond that will be formed.Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and rightly hailed as a true classic of children's literature, Goodnight Mister Tom is a beautifully told, deeply moving story about the power of friendship, kindness, hope - and love.'Everyone's idea of a smash-hit 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

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780141354804
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 266g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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Goodnight Mister Tom
A Book Review – Goodnight Mister Tom Author: Michelle Magorian
Goodnight Mister Tom is about a little boy called Willie, who is evacuated to the countryside, during World War II. Willie is billeted with grumpy, old Mis... READ MORE
Darcey Jones
Goodnight Mister Tom
I’ve always been a fan of the film but what Michelle Magorian created in this book... safe to say it’s master piece. I cryed pretty much throughout the en... READ MORE
Goodnight Mister Tom
I have not read this book and am not going to due to it not being under my category of desired reads, but who knows in the future? However, my brother ha... READ MORE
Chloe Wood
Goodnight Mister Tom
I love this book it made me laugh and cry. Recommend for all ages 10 and up.
Jacqueline Hughes
Goodnight Mister Tom
Happy anniversary. Great excuse to buy & read this classic
This book has been around for 40 years and is a little younger than me. It has unfortunately taken me 40 years to read it. Not that I was unaware of th... READ MORE
Goodnight Mister Tom
Truly lovely book
This is truly a beautiful book and although it is a children’s book, I would recommend it for anyone. It’s incredibly sad yet I loved to watch willie slowl... READ MORE
Goodnight Mister Tom
Beautiful But Heart Breaking
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian is a heart breaking but beautiful children’s historical novel set during World War II. William, a tiny scrap of a... READ MORE
Julia Wilson
Goodnight Mister Tom
The Book Is Better!
Wow, for anyone who has seen the film and not read the book I highly recommend it. There is so much extra detail and story in the book. I loved every w... READ MORE
Alice Buck
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Nikki chen
Goodnight Mister Tom
A Beautiful and emotional story.
This book is probably one of the best books I have ever read , it follows a young boy that has escaped his abusive mother through having to be evacuated to... READ MORE
Todd White
Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom
⭐️ 4.5 ⭐️ Goodnight Mister Tom, is a wonderful read. I love the characters, especially Tom and William, and the way their relationship slowly develops t... READ MORE