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Apr 26, Jeanette rated it it was amazing Shelves: Through learning to ride it, William realises that Zach lives on inside him and he will never forget his wonderful companion that Zach was.

Will the two ever make it back to Little Weinwold or is this the end of things for Mr.

Dec 27, Ivan rated it really liked it. 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. Tom is traced by the authorities, who michellr come to tell William that his mother is dead, having committed suicide. It was almost as if there was nothing else to do for the end if the novel. Dec 29, R. It’s a book that changed my life as a child. You can find out more here. He also encourages Willie to scream at night in a hospital.

Retrieved 29 April Views Read Edit View history. Tom and William say good-bye at the train. A novel full of adventures in the countryside with friends, the spirit of helping each other in goodnibht of trouble, cozy nights next to the fire with books and dialogue goodnoght humour and warmth. William is laden with all kinds of ,ister, friendly gifts for his mother as he leave and promises to write to Mr.


The ending was different to how I remembered, but I am so glad that I gave this a second read. Tom, who wasn’t his legal guardian by the way, or a psychologist, insisted all he needed was fresh, country air. That said, it’s accessible to all ages. Like Willie did at his birthday, but in a less annoying way.

Willie Beech an 8 year old boy severely deprived and abused by his psychotic religious crank mother, is evacuated from his home in London on the eve of the Second World War to the English countryside town of Little Weirwold where he is billeted with the semi-reclusive elderly villager Tom Oakley. Now here’s a book I had to read for school.

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

She shows the difference we can make with love and support. The characters are dire. 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.

So eine Art Buch ist das. 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. And other kids begin to join in on their fun. I a I honestly have to ask- how did this novel get such a high rating? The author manages to make you feel the growing relationship between Tom and William.

A small, nervous boy called Willie Beech enters Tom’s life and home as an evacuee from war-torn London. Since we read it in primary school our teacher obviously didn’t have a problem with it. On September 1,Operation Pied Piper commenced and thousands of children were evacuated from London to the English countryside to keep them safe from the war that was just beginning.


In real life, many people who were severely abused by their parents as children admit that jichelle still love their parent. Young William is sent to live in the country with an elderly man by the name of Tom. Heck-sensitive people in general. View all 10 comments. Tom for his ninth birthday.

His happiness comes to an end when he is michlle to return to his mother in London and a life of abuse and cruelty. The last time I read this book -I think – I said that I thought the writing was quite flat and unemotive. Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him in. What really bothered me was the hospital scene. And I think this is the only exception.

Sep 22, Mansi rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Jan 22, Alex not a dude Baugh rated it really liked it Shelves: Willie Beech is a complete Mary Sue, except for the fact he’s a 9 year old boy.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – review

I mean really hated. This page was last edited on godonight Novemberat Such a wonderful tale of second chances! This is a sad and powerful read. There are some dark moments but she does not dwell on them.

Tom was just a prick.