Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

fiction childrens classics historical
emotional hopeful sad slow-paced

304 pages | first published 1981

When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London...

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