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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.
I bought several to share with children I knew. I think every one of them should read it so they will know what happened to children in London during World War II and how someone... Read morePublished 16 days ago by jane jamison
This is a wonderful book. I replaced my original copy to read with my ten year old daughter. It gives you a real picture of war from a child's perspective.Published 17 days ago by Kindle Customer
excellent story, very well written - I will definitely be giving this book to my grandsonPublished 1 month ago by Gary Seth Peetra
This is a sad but real, raw account of a journey of an abused boy and a heart broken man who find each other in the middle of war. Well written and worth the ride to the end. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chivana Thomas
One of the best books ever! A heartwarming story of how a young evacuee can change the life of a lonely, old man. Perfect for seventh graders but good for adults too!Published 6 months ago by northshore reader
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 7 months 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 8 months ago by talliecat