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Title:
Good night, Mr. Tom
Author:
Magorian, Michelle.
Personal Author:
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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Anna M. Reinstein Library Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Reading List
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London is poised on the brink of World War 11. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech -- the abused child of a single mother -- is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, of the country sounds and sights, even of Mr. Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him in. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place. Then a telegram comes. Willie must return to his mother in London. When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr. Tom sets out for London to look for the young boy he has 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.


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