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Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

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I have to say, along with To Kill A Mockingbird, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this book is one of my all-time favourites. She trained to be an actress, studying at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, and at Marcel Marceau’s L’école Internationale de Mime in Paris. It was made into a film starring John Thaw in 1998 which I am told is excellent – I have just bought the DVD and can’t wait to watch it. The second half of the book takes on serious issues of child abuse/neglect, the horrors and losses of war, and the grieving process.

The powerful story of two people, who on their own, are almost social outcasts, but when thrown together, transform one another into two wonderful human beings. Joining the ranks of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars comes Michelle Magorian’s Goodnight Mister Tom, a touching tale of wartime woes. This is such a great story, it’s about the transformative power of kindness and understanding, of patience and friendship. William is thin, sickly and covered in bruises, a timid, frightened character with poor literacy for his age. And yet, even with his fate, William grew and learned and loved - and maybe, that had been the greatest gift he could leave behind with him - not his love for the theater, not his bicycle, not his speaking style - just the love of living and being.Tom’s devotion remind us that even in the midst of war and surrounded by the darkest of black shades, love’s light shines bright and can heal even the most damaged and tortured soul. I think, on a meta-level, it was to make sure the novel was filled with tragedy, as Willie is left ‘traumatized’ and the baby dies. Children could then go on to investigate conductive materials using makey makey kits or BBC Microbits. I first read it when I was about ten and I was in Year 5, learning about WW2 and the Blitz and evacuees.

Magorian has worked with numerous touring and repertory companies, and spent two years training as a mime at Marcel Marceau's world-renowned L'Ecole Intenationale de Mime in Paris, France. For the first time in his life, William has a best friend, Zach, who values his company, admires his differences, and treasures his friendship. It touched on so many subjects which would’ve been taboo at the time (and some that are still taboo now) and had Willie face all these difficult things to put a spin on it.They need to about the need for the product and how much better a motor can make the experience for the user. Not only did it explain the concept of sewing children into their clothes (something that confused me in the story) but it also explained the origin of the story which is something that’s always interesting to read about. Squishy Circuits begin with two types of pliable dough: a conductive dough allows for current flow, and a non-conductive dough that helps isolate different areas of a circuit. This led me to explore American children’s books, American Art, popular American music, traditional American stencilling, and through two chance encounters in a library in Connecticut and in a canteen in the British Library in London I was able to find out what it was like to be in Junior High in the 1940’s.



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