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Good Night, Mr Tom

by Michelle Magorian

Author: Michelle Magorian

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Language: English

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This book is focused on the life of Willie Beech who was born in London and was evacuated to the English countryside before World War I. Willie who was an abused child of a single mother, was not used to the life in the countryside and was even a bit terrified of weird nature sounds and animals and other things which are normal for villages. But Mr. Tom, an elderly man who lives nearby, helps Willie in getting used to the new life and make the first steps in his new world. The book is very touching and truly amazing.

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ISBN: 006440174X
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...her friend Grace Bush were playing in front of the house. They ran up to the gate and climbed up onto it. Mrs. Padfield was hanging out washing. "Hello!" she said. "Where are you all off to?""Blackberryin', " said George. Lucy caught sight of Willie. Her eyes slowly expanded. " 'Ullo, " she said shyly to him. Willie shuffled with embarrassment and avoided her large gaze. Stupid girls, he thought angrily to himself. Stupid, stupid girls. "Fred and Harry are doin' a bit this afternoon. They's helpin' their Dad at the moment, seein'as there's no school fer a bit. Best not to go to your patch. Be nothin' left. " Mrs. Padfieldsmiled and carried on with her work. "We'll drop some in for you, " said Carrie, "won't we, Ginnie?"Ginnie nodded. "Have a good day then. "Lucy watched them going down the lane. She would dearly have loved to have joined thembut they were all older. They wouldn't want someone as little as she. She felt a tug at herdress. "Come on, " said Grace impatiently. "I want to...

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