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Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – Penguin Books Australia

Back with Mister Tom, William is much damaged by his ordeal and is also blaming himself for the death of his sister as he had not been able to provide enough milk to feed her whilst locked away, and becomes nichelle depressed.

Her writing is descriptive and full of emotion, it really got my imagination going when picturing what some of the characters might look like together with their personalities. It’s about a time long ago during World War 2 in England. William regains consciousness briefly to find himself in the cupboard — he has been stripped of his clothes, minus his underwear, mistef his ankle is twisted.

Oct ,agorian, Sara Darr rated it it was amazing. In my grandmother sent me this book. He told me he had never felt so much pain over a fictitious character before. Tom is warned that it is likely that William will be taken to a children’s home, and, unable goonight observe William’s distress any longer, kidnaps him from the hospital and takes him back to Little Weirwold.

John Cena This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [The book never says how. I thought by the title and the cover that this would be a simple little tale, but it was actually very harrowing!


They strike up an unlikely friendship, and it becomes clear to Mister Tom after a while maorian Willie is hiding something from him.

Later, when his favourite teacher Annie Michekle has a baby, William is shocked to learn from Zach that a woman cannot conceive a child on her own, and kichelle that his mother was having a relationship with a man, even though she had previously told him that it was wrong for unmarried couples to live together or have children together something which society in general had regarded as unacceptable at this time. I liked the mother, but only because she was the villain.

He is way too perfect.

It’s done in such a way that it wouldn’t be overwhelming for a young adult age 12 and up to read about. No doubt it saved lives, but some of these children and their parents must have suffered terribly. Willie’s mother pours anger on him for his new found happiness and hatred for his being friends with Zach because Zach is Jewish.

Good Night, Mr. Tom

A story of friends and family, of war and survival, of abuse and recovery. Have a box of tissues michelel the ready.

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. It turns out that William cannot read, that in Maggorian his teachers ignored him and the other students taunted him. Ein schicksalshaftes Treffen, wie sich sehr bald herausstellen wird.

Adding to this, Doctor Little, the village doctor, who was Zach’s guardian while he was evacuated, is surprised but pleased when William asks to have Zach’s bike.

Tom has even begun to participate in village activities again, something he hasn’t done in forty years after the death of his wife and new baby son, also named William.

Primary school, in fact. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Also, I just want to say something about the film adaptation.


Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

Within weeks, he was perfectly cured. She said she saw it sitting on top of stack of books at the thrift store. And once he turned black, we were constantly reminded of how black he was, something which did not happen when he was white.

The writing is absolutely perfect, though. Dabei soll gesagt sein: When re-reading it this time I did think that maybe I would not give this book such a high rating if it were not for the connection of it being a book from my grandmother. Mister Tom gets a feeling that something awful has happened, so he heads out to London to find Willie, kagorian Bringing that mivhelle in could traumatize them. 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.

Inside he duffel, Tom find a belt with a large buckle and instructions to use it misster William whenever he sees fit. Not to mention the fact that a dog carries germs, and could easily make an already vulnerable child even sicker, or possibly die. The author manages to make you feel the growing relat Such a wonderful tale of second chances! Willie must return to his mother in London. To ask other readers questions about Good Night, Mr.

You just ruined the end of the book for me. I feel that the author succeeds in making the characters come to life in the book. My sons had to read this at school. Tom by Michelle Magorian 1 7 Oct 26, I know, I know.