October 2014 – Goodnight Mister Tom

goodnightmrtomThis term, Year 6 are reading the text, ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. Goodnight Mister Tom is a children’s novel by the English author Michelle Magorian, published in 1981. It is set in mostly rural England during World War II.

Here is the blurb:
Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War.
A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley – but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .

Winner of the Guardian children’s fiction prize.

Why don’t you read it and find out if Willie Beech found happiness again in the end?

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