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A beautiful story of an evacuated town boy finding hope and love in the country. When we a Wonderful book. I love the way it steadily develops throughout the novel.

Unfortunately, if mixter me, you were hoping for one final tragedy, in which the bike crashes into a grenade, blows up the whole town and kills everyone in the novel, you will be severely disappointed. William is malnourished and badly bruised as he had been locked under the stairs for a number of days.

London is poised on the brink of World War II. The child was goodnihht, mentally and emotionally abused. 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What about the other children? It does the book justice. The ending was different to how I remembered, but I am so glad that I gave this a second read.


Truly an amazing read. A story of friends and family, of war and survival, of abuse and recovery. Although he has never travelled beyond his immediate locality, he ventures into London and eventually locates William’s neighbourhood of Mzgorian and his home. The nurses were putting Willie to sleep in an attempt to not bother the other children and overcome his trauma.

May 29, Mimi rated it it was amazing Recommended to Mimi by: Tom, be warned – it is a tearjerker, but oh, so worth it. Primary school, in fact. Da schlug ich mir dann schon einmal die Hand vor den Mund, weil ich so entsetzt war.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – review

It just makes no sense. 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.

Jul 19, Jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: After a bad reunion, where mqgorian mother becomes furious upon learning the details of her son’s life with Tom, abhorring his association with the Jewish Zach among other things, she hits William and puts him in the under-stairs cupboard, chains him to the piping.

But so it is and so my rating remains. Such a wonderful tale of second chances!

Refresh and try again. After his hospital stay, Willie made a miraculous recovery. A must read for everyone.

Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

It takes hold of you from the earliest pages and doesn’t let go. 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 glodnight isolated himself from the world since the death of his wife and baby boy decades ago.


Thanks for telling us micelle the problem. Open Preview See a Problem? But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. At first, you sense uncertainty as to what will become of Will and Tom but then as the story unravels it shows the development in both their characters and magogian how wonderful and how strong their relationship becomes.

This is a heartbreaking, gentle and terrifying, eye opening tale where characters were surprised by their own ability to change. Another irritating thing about him was the fact that halfway through the novel, he got a tan, and somehow turned black.

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. Rearranging my books I came across this and couldn’t resist re reading it. Sometimes because I fe One of magoria final List of Betterment books and a true classic.

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