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When Willie Beech is evacuated from London just prior to the outbreak of World War 11, he is sent to live in the relative safety of the English countryside. The abused child of a single mother, Willie is at first terrified of the unfamiliar country sounds and the huge farm animals of the village of Little Weirwold. But with the help of Mr. Tom, the old man with whom he is staying, Willie begins to take his first, timid steps into a world he had never imagined existed before -- a delightful world of dazzling country mornings and silent, starfilled night skies -- a world where friendship and affection are exchanged as easily as gifts -- a world where Willie need not be afraid that one false step will lead to sharp words, or beatings, or worse. Willie learns to read, and with the help of Zach, an original and lively friend, he learns to laugh.
Then a telegram arrives from Willie's mother in London, and he must return to a world of despair and hate which he now remembers only in bad dreams. Weeks pass by; when Mr. Tom hears nothing from Willie, he fears for the boy's safety and he sets out for London, to look for the child he has come to regard as a son....
With unflinching honesty and a commanding voice, Michelle Magorian has written a first novel of rare insight. A powerful exploration of human emotion which is at once unsentimental and deeply moving, Good Night, Mr. Tom is a book which, once read, will not be forgotten.?A small, timid refugee from wartime London?and from a sadistic mother?and a lonely villager who has reluctantly accepted the child form a bond of love and trust that is deeply touching. Michelle Magorian has created a vivid cast for an English story with universal and timeless appeal.? ?Zena Sutherland, IRA Children?s Book Award Chair. ?An engrossing, vividly detailed novel.? ?BL.
Winner, 1982 International Reading Association Children's Book Award
Notable Children's Books of 1982 (ALA)
1982 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
1983 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
1982 Young Adult Editors' Choices (BL)
1983 Teachers' Choices (NCTE)
Notable 1982 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
1988 Choices (Association of Booksellers for Children)
Children's Books of 1982 (Library of Congress)
Über den Autor:
Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth, England, and grew up in such diverse places as Perth, Australia, and Singapore. She now makes her home in London.
An actress, dancer, and writer by profession, Ms. Magorian has worked with numerous touring and repertory companies, and spent two years training as a mime at Marcel Marceau's world-renowned L'Ecole Intenationale de Mime in Paris, France. An absorbing interest in the history and nature of children's books led her to try her hand at writing for younger readers. Good Night, Mr. Tom -- Which is her first book -- grew out of a short story she had written about the meeting of the two main characters. As Ms. Magorian explains, "I had to know what happened -- so I wrote the book."
Her other writing credits include a television play and poetry.
Titel: Good Night, Mr. Tom
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung HarperTeen, 1982. Buchzustand: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP12584360
Buchbeschreibung HarperTeen. Library Binding. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2632516871
Buchbeschreibung HarperTeen. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0060240792I3N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperTeen. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0060240792I5N10
Buchbeschreibung HarperTeen. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0060240792I3N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperTeen. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0060240792I3N10
Buchbeschreibung HarperTeen, 1982. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Ex library book - Has the usual strikeovers and marks 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers O1-3NEY-EA9K
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR007796465
Buchbeschreibung HarperTeen, 1982. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0060240792
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. No Jacket. No Edition Stated. ISBN: 0060240792. Ex-library book. Library sticker on spine. Shelf wear. Corners bumped. Novel. Hard cover. 42. Buchnummer des Verkäufers JH3392d