Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth, England, and grew up in such diverse places as Perth, Australia, and Singapore. She now makes her home in London.
An actress, dancer, and writer by profession, Ms. 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. An absorbing interest in the history and nature of children's books led her to try her hand at writing for younger readers. Good Night, Mr. Tom -- Which is her first book -- grew out of a short story she had written about the meeting of the two main characters. As Ms. Magorian explains, "I had to know what happened -- so I wrote the book."
Her other writing credits include a television play and poetry.
My favorite books of all time. The relation between tom and the little boy was heart-touching and the story is really well-written. Read morePublished 5 days ago by sam-ikshya
I love this book. I first read it as a child and 30 years later still love the story. I recently started reading it to my 8 year old and we have both enjoyed it very much.Published 22 days ago by talliecat
The book was very good but I wish my book came earlier without canceling my order many timesPublished 1 month ago by Tommy Moran
I enjoyed this book when I was younger and still enjoy it. Depending on the age of the intended reader, discussion of certain issues would be appropriate. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Petra DeVerona
My son loved this book. He had to read it for school. I read it too, it is very well written and endearing.Published 2 months ago by Gail
I ordered this not realizing it was a children's book. I am an adult and I read it and really enjoyed it very much. It was so poignant. Read morePublished 2 months ago by booiebooie