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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.
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 1 month 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago by talliecat
The book was very good but I wish my book came earlier without canceling my order many timesPublished 5 months 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 5 months ago by Petra DeVerona