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Title:
Good night, Mr. Tom
Author:
Magorian, Michelle.
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Edition:
First Harper trophy edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, 1986.

©1981
Physical Description:
318 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
A battered child learns to embrace life when he is adopted by an old man in the English countryside during the Second World War.
General Note:
"A Harper trophy book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
760 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 12.0 6316.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 19 Quiz: 04645 Guided reading level: Z.
ISBN:
9780064401746
Format :
Book

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A powerfully emotional award-winning novel about the ways we save each other.

London is poised on the brink of World War II. Eight-year-old Willie Beech is evacuated to the English countryside and lands on Thomas Oakley's doorstep, timid and scarred from abuse. Mr. Tom, a gruff but kindly old man, is deeply moved for the boy, treating him with a gentleness he's forgotten he's even capable of. With Mr. Tom's help, Willie forgets his hateful past and learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection and joy.

But then a telegram comes, and Willie is ordered to return to London. When weeks pass without word from him, Mr. Tom sets out for London to once again rescue the boy he's come to love as a son.


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When the children are evacuated from London during World War II, an abused child from a single-parent home is assigned to an unwilling, elderly gentleman, Mr. Tom.