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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You can picture the boys confusion at never having been in the country and wondering what things were. If you haven’t read Good Night, Mr. The friends were pointless, apart from Carrie, who was just stupid. Unfortunately, the one goodnigyt in the situation I wanted dead survives.

Although he has never travelled beyond his immediate locality, he ventures into London and eventually locates William’s neighbourhood of Deptford and his home. My sons had to read this at school. Geoffery, a young man who had lost a leg during the war and takes William for private art lessons,recognises the signs of grief and gives William a pipe to paint along with a picture of two smiling young men. The writing is absolutely perfect, though. Willie soon stirs up Tom’s set ways.

This story needs to be told. Aren’t tiny little village schools with only 65 pupils great? I also did not care, and continued reading, glad to be near the end. View all 16 comments. What ensues is a young boy and an aging man finding out how to be loved, how to have happiness, how two strangers can become each others family. The novel has been twice adapted as a musical, once as a play and once as a filmGoodnight Godnight Tom An epilogue that made me feel warm and fuzzy.

Goodnight Mister Tom

May 29, Mimi rated it it was misher Recommended to Mimi by: He expects to be beaten for everything he gets wrong. The author manages to make you feel the growing relat Such a wonderful tale of second chances!


Can’t be highly recommended enough Both a tear jerker and uplifting. This is a book site! This old favorite is worthy of a first read if you haven’t already read it, or worthy of another read if you have read it before. It’s a shame, because this novel has great potential to be a film. Within weeks, he was perfectly cured. And once he turned black, we were constantly reminded of how black he was, something which did not happen when he was white.

The picture michellle the little boy on the cover caught her fancy so she picked it up. Open Preview See a Problem? A childhood favourite that I still find incredibly moving.

This is miche,le heartbreaking, gentle and terrifying, eye opening tale where characters were surprised by their own ability to change. Aber hier passt es irgendwie. I think I must have been in Year 5 or 6 at the age of 10 when my teacher gave us this as the class reading book before we started studying World War II. Jul 23, Melissa Coyle rated it it was amazing Shelves: I honestly have to ask- how did this novel get such a high rating?

While pursuing an acting career, Magorian became interes British children’s author Michelle Magorian – author of the celebrated Goodnight, Mr. Quotes from Goodnight Mister Tom. And it turns out that William is quite a talented artist, receiving some art supplies from Mr.

With other sick and traumatized children who might not want to hear screaming. I still laughed seriously, Zach and I need to be best friends and I still got teary at certain parts mistet I still got a warm feeling in my tummy at that epilogue. Rodda rated it it was amazing. The widower he stays with, Tom Oakley, is gruff and blunt and has shunned company ever since his wife died in childbirth forty years ago.

You finish it with a good feeling. Refresh and try again.

It just makes no sense. Willie lives with him as his Mother wants him to live with someone who is either religious or lives next to a church. 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.


I first came across this story many years ago when it was on the TV and fell in love with it then. He started to read, he was great, he started to act, he was great, he started to draw, he was great… Everyone loved him, despite his complete lack of personality.

I a I honestly have to ask- how did this novel get such a high rating? Yes, some people get very dark tans, but no one goes from white to black with a tan.

Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

It’s a children’s book set in the Second World War and several bad things happen and, perhaps more importantly for a children’s novel, they happen to good people. And in the end, it is a novel of michells, hope, love and trust, and these are the issues that predominate, even without a really pat ending. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He is sent to Little Weirwold to live with the lonely, grumpy, Thomas Oakley.

As I love to read i read this while both of them read it.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – review

They strike up an unlikely friendship, and it becomes clear to Mister Tom after a while that Willie is hiding something from him. When we are first introduced to Will, he is an introverted, scared, well-behaved boy who led a hard, cruel life under the care of his strict, over-religious mother. Tom is warned that it is likely that William will be taken to a children’s home, and, unable to observe William’s distress any longer, kidnaps him from the hospital and takes him back to Little Weirwold.

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