Good Night, Mr. Tom
by Michelle M.
International Reading Association.
Notable Children’s Book Award
Best Book for Young Adults
When Willie Beech is evacuated from London just prior to the outbreak of World
War 11, he is sent to live in the relative safety of the English countryside.
A small, timid refugee from wartime London-and from a sadistic mother-and a
lonely villager who has reluctantly accepted the child form a bond of love and
trust that is deeply touching. With
unflinching honesty and a commanding voice, Michelle Magorian
has written a first novel of rare insight. A powerful exploration of human
emotion which is at once unsentimental and deeply moving, Good Night, Mr. Tom
is a book which, once read, will not be forgotten.