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Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

Young Willie Beech is 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 care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London...

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ISBN 9780141354804
Barcode 9780141354804
Published 22 October 2014 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Magorian, Michelle
Illustrated by Reed, Neil
Series Puffin Modern Classics (part: 64)
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ISBN-13 9780141354804
ISBN-10 0141354801
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 22 October 2014
International Publication Date 3 July 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Magorian, Michelle
Illustrated by Reed, Neil
Series Puffin Modern Classics (part: 64)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 266g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Evacuation of civilians 1939-1945 World War, World War 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile fiction - Evacuation of civilians - England, England
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 499354

Description of this Book

Young Willie Beech is 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 care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London...It is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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.%%%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 superb film starring the late John Thaw. In 2012 Michelle was made a Fellow of Rose Bruford College.

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