Goodnight Mister Tom

The classic story of a World War Two evacuee who finally finds the home he needs. When the Blitz thrusts scrawny evacuee Willie Beech into the care of a gruff old man, an unlikely bond flourishes between them. Willie comes from a rough, deprived home. Life with Mister Tom is his first taste of human kindness. But Willie’s new happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London. As time passes, Tom begins to worry. Why hasn’t Willie answered his letters? He must find him. Something is wrong…

  • Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
  • A heart-tugging classic with a vivid wartime backdrop
  • Tells a memorable tale of friendship against the odds
  • By a top children’s author known for wartime stories

“A marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions.” Guardian

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    Michelle Magorian won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1982 for Goodnight Mister Tom, and in 2008 the Costa Children’s Book of the Year for Just Henry.

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