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Books by Michelle Magorian

  • Goodnight Mister Tom

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: GMR2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    In Michelle Magorian's classic Goodnight Mister Tom, a young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside due to the outbreak of the Second World War.

    A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of a kind old man, Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London... Will Willie ever see his friend Mister Tom again?

    Full of characters to both love and hate, moments of grief and joy, and a marvellous, emotion-grabbing narrative, Goodnight Mister Tom will captivate adults and young readers aged 9 and over.
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  • The Smile

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: AYA2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    Josh should be excited to welcome his new baby brother into the family but Charlie is loud and taking up all of Mum and Dad's time... Will Josh be able to form a bond with this new little person?

    This is a tender and heart-warming story about sibling love that will help reassure any child who is preparing to welcome a new arrival into their family.

    The text is presented in a special easy-to-read font on quality cream paper.
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  • Goodnight Mister Tom

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: ANMDJ
    Hardback 9 years +
    Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Mum said war was a punishment from God for people's sins, so he'd better watch out. She didn't tell him what to watch out for, though. When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London...Will he ever see Mister Tom again? "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." (Guardian).
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  • Cuckoo in the Nest

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: AMOBP
    Paperback
    A wonderfully nostalgic story about one boy's determination to follow his dreams from the award-winning author of Goodnight Mr Tom. Amid the rubble of post-war Britain, Ralph is entranced by the theatre. He loves seeing the performances, talking to the actors, the buzz of the audience, and the corridors and dressing rooms backstage. But how can a working-class boy achieve his dream when there is no opportunity for theatre training? 'A fascinating story and a vivid picture of Britain in the 1940s' - The Times.
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  • The Front Room

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: AYZFT
    Paperback
    The holiday was supposed to give them a break, a chance to get away and heal after the loss of the baby. But Hannah's parents are still listless and distracted, and her toddler brother doesn't understand what's going on. And worst of all, something feels wrong in Hannah's room. Her mum and dad don't understand what she's trying to tell them, so one stormy night Hannah sneaks out to find someone who can tell her the truth about the Front Room...Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • In at the Deep End

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: ASILA
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    Ben knows he's taking on a lot, offering to do the first hundred lengths of the swimathon himself, but he's desperate to impress Jack and Harry. But as he swims - and swims - Jack realises that his 'friends' aren't going to show. Now he either has to forfeit or swim another hundred lengths! But support and encouragement come from an unlikely quarter and Ben pushes his way to victory. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+
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  • A Little Love Song

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: ANHZD
    Paperback
    A classic love story from the award-winning author of Goodnight, Mister Tom. It is the summer of 1943 and war continues to rage. For Rose and her sister Diana, it's a time of independence and self-discovery as they find first loves. But when Rose uncovers an extraordinary love story from another war, she is forced to question that love. Rose is about to discover a secret that will change everything. Michelle Magorian combines her rich style with a refreshing take on wartime women in this classic coming of age story.
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  • A Spoonful of Jam

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: AMOBO
    Paperback
    A classic war story from the award-winning author of Goodnight, Mister Tom. A Spoonful of Jam will truly capture your heart and mind. The war is over but Elsie is still fighting her own battles. She's bullied because she's the only scholarship pupil at the grammar school, and she has an awkward relationship with her father as he struggles to assume a normal life after fighting in the war. But when she begins working at the local theatre, Elsie discovers she can escape ...A Spoonful of Jam is the second of The Hollis Family books, following Cuckoo in the Nest. "The book is a treat. A masterly work." Philip Pullman, Guardian.
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  • Impossible!

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: ALTHF
    Paperback 9 years +
    Impossible!
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  • Back Home

    Michelle Magorian

    Product Code: AKHMP
    Paperback 9 years +
    It's 1945. World War II has just ended and twelve-year-old Rusty comes back home to Britain after being evacuated to the US. The greyness and bleakness of life in England is a shock, but even worse is adapting to the strict discipline of her family, including a brother she's never met, after the warmth and openness of her adopted American family. Rusty is sent to an horrific boarding school, before finally running away as her search for happiness becomes more and more desperate.
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