Good Night, Mr. Tom

 

by Michelle M.

 

Genre:

Historical Fiction

 

Awards:

IRA Children’s Book

International Reading Association.     

Children’s Book

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.