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Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of WW2. 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...This is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140372335
ISBN-10: 0140372334
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Puffin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


UK Kirkus Review » Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the International Reading Association Award, and runner-up for the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and Commended for the Carnegie. It also been dramatized for television. A young boy is evacuated from the city to live with a lonely old widower in the country in World War II. This long, sometimes stark book tells how the lives of boy and old man change, grow and blossom. (11 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Michelle Magorian

Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth and on leaving school studied at the Rose Bruford College of speech and Drama and Marcel Marceau's International School of Mime in Paris. Over the years she became interested in children's books and decided to write one herself. The result was Goodnight Mister Tom, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, an International Reading Association Award and was also made into a much-loved film.

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