dimanche 30 novembre 2008

GOODNIGHT Mr TOM - Alfred Chambolle (4°4)

I would like to recommend to you an English book entitled "Goodnight Mr Tom" by Michelle Magorian, which I found really interesting and relatively simple to read.

The book is about a young boy called Willie who is evacuated from London to the country side at the beginning of the Second World War. He went to stay with an old man called Mr Tom. When Willie arrived at Mr Tom's house he was covered with painful scars as a result of violent beatings by his mother as she doesn't love him.
At the beginning of his time with Mr Tom, Willie was really misstrusting as he had never experienced affection nor had he ever come across other people and therefore didn’t know how to react to the situation.However. after a period of time he began to feel more comfortable and friendly with Mr Tom and really enjoyed his time with him. Sadly, after the war , his mother demanded that he came back to stay with her . Consequently Mr Tom allowed Willie to return to his mother. However on reflection he was really worried about the well being of Willie and so decided to travel to london to save him from his mother. When he arrived Mr Tom was horrifed with what he found…
Did Mr Tom manage to save willie ??
Read and find out !

1 commentaire:

Anna a dit…

I did not read the book but I saw a TV rendition of the book by the BBC. It was really nice. Thanks for recommending the book. It was a great choice