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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In the care of Mister Tom, an elderly recluse, he experiences a new life of loving and care. And in the end, it is a novel of healing, hope, love and trust, and these are the issues that predominate, even without a really pat ending. After a bad reunion, where his 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.

Like Willie did at his birthday, but in a less annoying way. Trivia About Good Night, Mr. However, this is an emotion filled story of rebirth or rejuvenation – the power of love to heal and reconcile. Willie didn’t react realistically to his abuse at all, I felt. It just makes no sense. I have watched the movie a few times with them also. Aside from the personal story, the book raised a lot of questions for me I thought by the title and the cover that this would be a simple little tale, but it was actually very harrowing!


Tom sets out for London to look for the young boy he has come to love as a son. As I mentioned, I read this book when I was ten and now twelve years later this book was still beautiful.

I feel that the author succeeds in making the characters come to life in the book. Luckily the authorities realise that William has already found a good home and allow Tom to adopt him.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – Penguin Books Australia

Will cannot read or write. That said, it’s accessible to all ages.

Dec 29, R. It’s just a book about an honest, sincere friendship, framed around the Battle of Britain and this one poor kid’s despicable mother. I still laughed seriously, Zach and I need to be best friends and I still got teary at certain parts and I still got a warm feeling in my tummy at that epilogue.

After a few days, however, he is told that William is going to be transferred to a home where he will be given psychiatric treatment.

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

I read so many children’s books these days and now realise how high the benchmark for real literature can and should be for children. If you don’t read it then you should watch the movie. This is probably the book I have shed most tears over in my life. Yes, some people get very dark tans, but no one goes from white to black with a tan. 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.


Heck-sensitive people in general. We had to read this in primary school, and it’s been one of my most-read, well-loved books ever since.

When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr. He had so much to live godnight, therefore everyone did. Willie Beech, a boy from Deptford who is physically and emotionally abused by his mother, arrives at the home of Tom Oakley, a widower in his sixties who lives in the village of Little Weirwold.

Als Leser weiss man, dass der Goodngiht auch nach Little Weirworld kommen wird, obwohl sich die Charaktere dessen nicht bewusst sind. He told me he had never felt so much pain over a fictitious character before.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – review

Toom eine Art Buch ist das. Tomplease sign up. I loved the way that Mister Tom becomes softer as the story goes on althoug I first came across this story many years ago when it was on the TV and fell in love with it then.

What makes this story work so well though is relationship. Excuse me while I go and peel some onions without a slice of lemon goidnight my mouth. So I was looking for something to read next and this grabbed my eye for a re-read.