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Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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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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‘. 2w
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BookishRedhead
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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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
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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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

irre 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. 8mo
Andrew65 A wonderful book and the tv adaptation with John Thaw was simply brilliant. @irre 8mo
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 8mo
Andrew65 @JaneyWaneyB I loved him as an actor in everything. Truly brilliant and responsible for me becoming hooked on detectives and crime novels! 8mo
JaneyWaneyB @Andrew65 Inspector Morse on a Sunday was a family tradition in our house 8mo
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NeverendingTBR
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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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
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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#BooksThatMadeYouCry #AugInBooks18 @bookisglee
The first book that ever made me cry... and it still does 😭 love this story 💙

irre I read this book over and over again as a kid. Love it!!!! 12mo
TCLinrow @irre same 😊 12mo
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Bibliophile21
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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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
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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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.

irre This was my absolute favorite book as a kid. I read it so many times 😍😍😍 2y
Michellesibs I can't believe it has taken me so long to read this @irre I ❤️ it and will definitely watch the film now! 2y
Libby1 It is a wonderful book. Touching but brutal. 2y
Michellesibs Have you read any of the other books by the same author @Libby1 ? I'm wondering if all hers are as good? 2y
Libby1 @Michellesibs - no, I haven‘t read any others yet. I would read more of her work, though. 2y
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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. 🙃

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irre Goodnight Mister Tom was my absolute favorite book growing up. I read it so many times. 😍😍 2y
Cinfhen Great graphics 😍 2y
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Book_Gnome
Goodnight Mister Tom | Michelle Magorian
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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. 2y
Book_Gnome @Libby1 it certainly is a wonderful book! I still remember it from years ago 2y
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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!! 🎉📚👍😀 2y
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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 3y
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irre
Good Night, Mr. Tom | Michelle Magorian
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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. 3y
Abby_r Had to study this in year eight! Was so moving!!! 3y
BookMusings @Abby_r yay someone else who loves it! 3y
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