Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Hardback Published on: 06/05/2021
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A beautiful jacketed hardback with a new introduction and extra bonus material written by the author, Michelle Magorian, reissued to mark the 40th anniversary of first publication.Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM is of one of the best-loved stories set during the Second World War.'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' - GuardianGoodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian is the unforgettable story of young Willie Beech, 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 unlikely care of grumpy old Tom Oakley. But then his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother to come back to London. As the weeks pass by Tom begins to worry when William doesn't answer his letters, so he goes to London to find him, and there makes a terrible discovery.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241524541
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 450g
  • Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 36 mm

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Goodnight Mister Tom
Perfect, has all those ingredients for a memorable story.
Having read this book to primary school children for a topical WW2 read and watching the fantastic film with the late John Thaw, I jumped at the opportunit... READ MORE
Andi Miller
Goodnight Mister Tom
Glorious storytelling at its best. Wonderful new edition
Calloo callay!! I had never read Goodnight Mister Tom - it always felt like a huge omission. I had bought it for my children, promoted it when I was a teac... READ MORE
Sally  Hughes
Goodnight Mister Tom
Moments of pure joy... and devastating heartbreak
At the start of World War II Willie Beech is evacuated from London to the countryside and sent to live with Tom Oakley, a lonely old man. As Willie begins ... READ MORE
Sinead Holohan
Goodnight Mister Tom
Don’t be put off if you’ve watched the excellent TV adaptation - this book provides more than an adaptation ever could
Many readers will doubtless remember the classic production with John Thaw playing ‘Mister Tom’. With this as the yardstick, the book had quite a challenge... READ MORE
Kevin Manley
Goodnight Mister Tom
This was a such wonderful book! I devoured it and really didn’t want to stop reading it. I loved following Willie Beech’s story as a London evacuee sent to... READ MORE
Nicki M
Goodnight Mister Tom
A hearfelt tale that never lets you down.
The 40th anniversary is the perfect reason to revisit a children’s classic. It still gives you goosebumps as you follow each emotional step in the relation... READ MORE
Goodnight Mister Tom
Still just as good, 40 years on
I first studied this book at school, and upon a second read for this 40th anniversary edition, it maintains all the joy and emotion as the first read. Thi... READ MORE
Andy Midwinter
Goodnight Mister Tom
Great , emotional read
I have always loved the film for this book but had never got round to reading it so I thought I would give it a go! Set in the second world war this book... READ MORE
Goodnight Mister Tom
A wonderful children's classic
This children’s classic has until now passed me by so I was delighted at the opportunity to read this 40th anniversary edition courtesy of Net Galley and P... READ MORE
Goodnight Mister Tom
Excellent children's novel.
This children’s novel opens when Britain is on the brink of the Second World War. Children are being evacuated from London, in attempts to keep them safe f... READ MORE
Angela Thomas
Goodnight Mister Tom
A book to love and cherish for years to come. A beautiful children's classic.
My heart could burst right now for the love and adoration I have for this book right now. I am so happy I finished up 2021 with this particular book. I... READ MORE
Sabrina Moutarde
Goodnight Mister Tom
Why did I wait so long to read this?!!!
Why why why why why have I never read this book? I’m old, I should have, it’s always been around. I know exactly why…:it’s always felt like a “boys book”, ... READ MORE
Elaine Nicholson
Goodnight Mister Tom
A fantastic anniversary edition.
This book was beautiful when I first read it as a child and I have come back to it a few times since. There is something about this story that I just love ... READ MORE
Jo Bannard
Goodnight Mister Tom
A Heartbreaking, Yet Poignant Classic...
‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ -Michelle Magorian ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⚠️ Child abuse, neglect and infant fatality ⚠️ I was delighted to see this title pop up on NetGalle... READ MORE
Charley Whelan