Goodnight Mister Tom
'Everyone's idea of a smash hit first novel: full blown characters to love and hate, moments of grief and joy, and a marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions' The Guardian
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