Good Night, Mr. Tom is a children’s book published in , written by English actress, dancer, and writer Michelle Magorian. Magorian had a. A beautiful hardback edition of Michelle Magorian’s bestselling novel Goodnight Mister Tom. This edition has a stunning Puffin ‘cloth’ Classics cover design and. The colours of Goodnight Mr Tom. Michelle Magorian reflects on the inspiration behind her classic children’s novels, Goodnight Mr Tom and Back Home.

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In Septemberas Britain stands on the brink of the war, many young children from the cities are evacuated to the countryside to escape an imminent German bombardment. Over time, Willie flourishes with Tom’s sensitive care and Tom finds new purpose in his life.

It would have been far more interesting to see him fail at things, and have to struggle to become good at what he does. After a few days, however, he is told that William is going to be transferred to a home where he will be given psychiatric treatment. I liked it and hope you mxgorian too. I can’t even remember how often I read it as a young teenager, but I still feel that shiver going down my spine.

One night, on returning home to Tom whom he now calls “Dad”he mgorian back on how much he has changed since arriving in Little Weirwold and realises that he is micelle.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – Penguin Books Australia

What a horrible mother. He is sent to Little Weirwold to live with the lonely, grumpy, Thomas Oakley. But one day a letter arrives from William’s mother, asking for her son to come home for a visit. When we a Wonderful book. Deeply touching, uplifting, harrowing and joyous.

In real life, many people who were severely abused by their parents as children admit that they still love their parent. Goodnigjt as I had read all the books we magorjan to magoran and I was allowed to go into the library and choose my own book. I first came across this story many years ago when it was on the TV and fell in love with it then.


And I think this is the only exception.

Heck-sensitive people in general. Inside he duffel, Tom find a belt with a large buckle and instructions to use it on William whenever he sees fit. Tom also insisted on bringing a dog into the hospital. It made me feel safe to know that even when we’re at the worst places in our lives that there are still possibilities.

maforian With a later publisher description. This is a heartbreaking, gentle and terrifying, eye opening tale where characters were surprised by their own ability to change. Something that annoyed me about him was his complete and utter selfishness, especially in the hospital. Oct 01, Sara Darr rated it it was amazing. And other kids begin to join in on their fun. Rodda rated it it was amazing. When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr.

Old Tom Oakley is a hero – he starts out the story as an old recluse – a man of the country who has isolated himself from the world since the death of his wife and baby boy decades ago.

It was recommended to me by the librarian at my middle school who hosted a group called the Bookmunchers where nerdy ones, like myself, godonight eat their lunches in the library every Wednesday. There was literally no reason for the friends to exist, other than filler. This was a grand, robust sort of old fashioned novel full of memorable characters and magirian with rewards for the reader. The simple writing style just makes everything seem more true, somehow. Open Preview See a Problem?

A beautiful story of an evacuated town boy finding hope and love in the country. Magorian writes in a touching and sympathetic way about love, trust, fear and respect.

Good Night, Mr. Tom

Books by Michelle Magorian. It has aged extremely well. In the care of Mister Tom, an elderly recluse, he experiences a new life of loving and care. Especially the first time it is read. The child was physically, mentally and emotionally abused. As time goes by, the odd couple starts bonding, new friendships and interests make life exciting even though This is probably the book I have shed most tears over in my life.


Battle of the Boo To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A story of friends and family, of war and survival, of abuse and recovery. View all 4 comments. A novel full of adventures in the countryside with friends, the spirit of helping each other in times of trouble, cozy nights next to the fire with books and di Tom Oakley has become a loner in his village.

It’s about a time long ago during World War 2 in England. Rearranging my books I came across this and couldn’t resist re reading it. And in the end, it is a novel of healing, hope, love and trust, and these are the issues that predominate, even without a really pat ending. He is way too perfect.

Goodnight Mister Tom

The picture of the little boy on the cover caught her fancy so she picked it up. The last time I read this book -I think – I said that I thought the writing was quite flat and unemotive.

Willie is brought back from Mister Tom’s care, and his overzealous mother, believing her son has become corrupted, locks him in the cupboard under the stairs with his neglected baby sister.

Truly an amazing read. The novel has been twice adapted as a musical, once as a play and once as a filmGoodnight Mister Tom He goes from living with an overly religious, abusive mother to the gruff but kind Tom, and develops, or something.