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Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
24 posts | 50 read | 28 to read
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 Award.
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Roary47
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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This is in no real order, but my 5✨s were all 3 Bad Guys books, DogMan and Goodnight Mister Tom. I DNFd Tales of Ancient Egypt and First Class Killer. 🥰💛 Not a bad month.

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Roary47
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✨5 I was crying, smiling, angry, and so much more through this. The story starts with Willy being evacuated from London during WW2. An older man Tom Oakley takes him in. It doesn‘t take long to see that he was brutally treated by his mother in London. Will learns about the kindness of others in his time away. Heartbreaking and heartwarming with all the feels.

Andrew65 A great book, if you haven‘t watched it i strongly recommend the tv film that was made from this many years ago and is available on YouTube

https://youtu.be/7j8awfdvxaw
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Roary47
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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Whew! I‘ll be done with another semester of teaching after Friday‘s Graduation. After that I‘ll have a week off before summer school. 🤣 Hoping to read all of these and my #LMPBC books in the very near future. @Andrew65 #weekendreading

Andrew65 Congratulations and enjoy your reading. 1mo
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Roary47
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The tagged book and the one pictured are my #roll100 Still trying to finish my second roll from this month. @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper I haven't read my second one from February 😅 You're doing great! 4mo
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Cazxxx
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I‘m so glad I gave this one a shot. Such a beautiful and heartwarming listen, also very short and easy to read when your concentration isn‘t great

Jari-chan This is such a beautiful book! ❤ 1y
Cazxxx @Jari-chan I really enjoyed this one 😌 1y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Cool, I've just bought this at an op shop. Looking forward to it. Is it a YA? 1y
Cazxxx @Curiouser_and_curiouser i think it‘s classed as a children‘s book but suitable for all ages 1y
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d_t_r_eeve
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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Pulled this one off my daughter‘s bookshelf hidden amongst the many started-but-not-finished books. I knew the story having seen the TV drama 20 years ago but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Heartwarming is the best word to describe this wartime novel.

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Oryx
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I just seem to have something in my eye. 😭

TrishB Awww 😢 I can understand! Daisy will give you a comforting lick! 2y
Cathythoughts Ours pets are precious 🐶❤️ 2y
squirrelbrain Maybe it‘s that pesky hay fever?! 2y
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laurieluna
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Just as good as I remember. Love it when I revisit books I read as a kid and love them still. ❤️

TrishB Hi Lauren 👋 hope all is good with you. 2y
laurieluna @TrishB Hi Trish! Getting by. Everything is all a bit intense so taking each day as it comes. Reading and crafting is helping. Hope you and yours are well! X 2y
TrishB Holding up! Strange times for all of us. 😘 2y
youneverarrived This book brings back so many memories 💛 Did you watch the TV adaptation too? 2y
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Neesay
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian

Do you think, said Will, gazing over the wall at the oak tree, do you think you can die of happiness?

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MariettaSG
Good Night, Mr. Tom | Michelle Magorian
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Moving and deep in such a gentle manner. A fabulous book that presents males as feeling, sensitive and tender. Truly beautiful story about gruff old countryman Mr Tom who takes in the bruised and battered boy, Londoner, Willie during WWII and patiently provides him with care, love and a home. Has very little to do with the war, much to do with a father-son style relationship. Alan e of funny and poignant moments. Every child should read this book.

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BookishRedhead
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And this is why this book has been a favourite since childhood.
This was the first book to give me book feels and it still does.
Very touching and important, the "Slang" gets some getting used to.
A book everyone should read.

MariettaSG So quickly gives ‘feels‘. 3y
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BookishRedhead
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Week off so I decided to pick up a couple childhood favourites.
I remember reading both of these for class back in the day, I remember loving them yet I haven't read them since.
Goodnight Mister Tom was one of the first to give me book feels.

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JaneyWaneyB
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Day 21 of #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

I was 10 when my year 6 teacher Miss Shearman read this book to us. I have loved it ever since & re-read it so many times; each time it warms my heart. The TV adaptation is perfect with John Thaw as Mr Tom. This is a book that will always be dear to my heart now & forever

#FavouriteReads #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #ChildhoodMemories #MyClassics

ErikasMindfulShelf I loved this as a kid. Read it so many times. I just read it to my daughter and we cried together. Didn‘t know it had been adapted for TV. 4y
Andrew65 A wonderful book and the tv adaptation with John Thaw was simply brilliant. @irre 4y
JaneyWaneyB @irre it's not often both the book & TV adaptation are as good as each other. @Andrew65 John Thaw was an amazing actor and I agree he is fantastic in this 4y
Andrew65 @JaneyWaneyB I loved him as an actor in everything. Truly brilliant and responsible for me becoming hooked on detectives and crime novels! 4y
JaneyWaneyB @Andrew65 Inspector Morse on a Sunday was a family tradition in our house 4y
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NeverendingTBR
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Currently reading this, loved the TV movie with the late John Thaw. Thought it was high time I read the book

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TCLinrow
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#BooksThatMadeYouCry #AugInBooks18 @bookisglee
The first book that ever made me cry... and it still does 😭 love this story 💙

ErikasMindfulShelf I read this book over and over again as a kid. Love it!!!! 4y
TCLinrow @irre same 😊 4y
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Bibliophile21
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Such a mix of emotions for this one! Most of the book was so happy and then everything went downhill and everything was revealed. I‘m glad the two got to live together again though! I love happy endings 😊😆 #happyending #emotional

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Michellesibs
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Meet William. A evacuee from London to the country during World War Two. Just a few pages in I had a lump in my throat, then smiles, then tears and laughter. This is such an emotional cute story, I couldn't put this book down and would recommend.

ErikasMindfulShelf This was my absolute favorite book as a kid. I read it so many times 😍😍😍 5y
Michellesibs I can't believe it has taken me so long to read this @irre I ❤️ it and will definitely watch the film now! 5y
Libby1 It is a wonderful book. Touching but brutal. 5y
Michellesibs Have you read any of the other books by the same author @Libby1 ? I'm wondering if all hers are as good? 5y
Libby1 @Michellesibs - no, I haven‘t read any others yet. I would read more of her work, though. 5y
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Bookworm54
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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I had to think about #GoldenYears but finally settled on Goodnight Mister Tom. A man in his golden years takes in an evacuee and shows him what it is to be cared for. This is one of the only books my sister has read, and was her favourite story and film for years!

I have also included Tom's Midnight Garden, as I always think of it when Goodnight Mister Tom comes up, and it was a favourite of mine in school. Just because. 🙃

#JuneTunz

ErikasMindfulShelf Goodnight Mister Tom was my absolute favorite book growing up. I read it so many times. 😍😍 5y
Cinfhen Great graphics 😍 5y
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Book_Gnome
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Opening line: "'Yes,' said Tom bluntly, on opening the front door. 'What do you want?'" #puffinmodernclassics #goodnightmistertom #michellemagorian #guardianchildrensfictionprize #book #bookgnome #firstline #bookcover #bookish

Libby1 This is a wonderful book. It's surprisingly tough and sad and hard-hitting, too. Not at all just a cozy little story. 5y
Book_Gnome @Libby1 it certainly is a wonderful book! I still remember it from years ago 5y
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Bookworm89
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I haven't been able to put this book down. I've always loved the film but as always, the book outshines. The detail that goes into writing this story is just incredible. Teary moments and laugh out loud moments.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 5y
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myexpandingbookshelf
Good Night, Mr. Tom | Michelle Magorian
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Re-reading an old childhood favourite! Loved both the book and the film when I was little and will always watch the film when it's on tv

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #favourite #childhood #classic #historical #childrens #ya

Libby1 This book. It's beautiful 6y
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ErikasMindfulShelf
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#FunFridayPhoto This was my absolute favorite middle grade novel. Read it so many times.

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BookMusings
Good Night, Mr. Tom | Michelle Magorian
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This book! My grade six English teacher read it aloud to us and I held on to the title and story for years. It was only when I looked it up on Goodreads a few years ago that I figured out who the author was and bought it. What a moving story about a little boy in the London evacuations during WWII.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ive never heard of this! Looks like something that I'll love instantly. 6y
Abby_r Had to study this in year eight! Was so moving!!! 6y
BookMusings @Abby_r yay someone else who loves it! 6y
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