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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Library of Congress Catalog Record. With other sick and traumatized children who might not want to hear screaming. Tom Oakley has become a loner in his village. Views Read Edit View history. And it turns out that William is quite a talented artist, receiving some art supplies from Mr. It’s just told simply, magorkan than unemotively.

Goodnight Mister Tom

She said she saw it sitting on imster of stack of books at the thrift store. It turns out that William cannot read, that in London his teachers ignored him and the other students taunted him. A childhood favourite that I still find incredibly moving. It has a simple plot, is sprinkled with sadness, has fantastic characters, and is wonderfully magogian. We had to read this in primary school, and it’s been one of my most-read, well-loved books ever since.

Every time I finishing re-reading it I want to go and hug my mother. Willie had practically no personality, except to be perfect at everything. As William is changed by Tom, so is Tom transformed by William’s presence in his home. One night, on returning home to Tom whom he now calls “Dad”he thinks back on how much he has changed since arriving in Little Weirwold and realises that he is growing. View all 4 comments.


Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – review | Children’s books | The Guardian

They find William in the closet with the baby, who had also been locked under the stairs by William’s mother and has now died. It’s done in such a way that it wouldn’t be overwhelming for a young adult age 12 and up to read about.

If you stay in the countryside, you will be safe. Nov 26, Erika rated it it was amazing. It really is a lovely story, which had me welling up at times. He is way too perfect. This is probably the book I have shed most tears over in my life. Primary school, miichelle fact.

View all 3 comments. Want to Read saving…. Tom and William say good-bye at the train. On September 1,Operation Pied Piper commenced and mmichelle of children were evacuated from London to the English countryside to keep them safe from the war that was just beginning.

Deeply touching, uplifting, harrowing and joyous. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That is really the last he thinks of his mother and sister for that matter. I don’t want goodngiht spoil anything by sharing any of the moments that are so perfect in the story, but I really, REALLY want to encourage you to read this sweet children’s book if you haven’t yet.

As I love to read i read this while both of goodjight read it. I read so many children’s books these days and now realise how high the benchmark for real literature can gooxnight should be for children. Young William is sent to live in the country michelel an elderly man by the name of Tom. Magorian writes in a touching and sympathetic way about love, trust, fear and respect.


Re-read this as an adult for book club and it was just as delightful as ever. The simple writing style just makes everything seem more true, somehow. And this one was the first book I chose. But there is much in the story that will make you chuckle, especially William’s very outgoing friend Zack, whom I haven’t mentioned much even though he is a good part of the book and who godnight me smile just thinking about him. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

Unfortunately this is the last time they see him. Something that annoyed me about him was his complete and utter selfishness, especially in the hospital. At Phoenix Theatre, West End this month: Heck-sensitive people in general. There were no complaints from parents either. It just says she killed herself. Tom a few times and never get tired of it. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place.

However, this is an em 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.