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The classic story of a World War Two evacuee who finally finds the home he needs. When the Blitz thrusts scrawny evacuee Willie Beech into the care of a gruff old man, an unlikely bond flourishes between them. Willie comes from a rough, deprived home. Life with Mister Tom is his first taste of human kindness. But Willie’s new happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London. As time passes, Tom begins to worry. Why hasn’t Willie answered his letters? He must find him. Something is wrong…
- Winner of the 1980 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
- A heart-tugging classic with a vivid wartime backdrop
- Tells a memorable tale of friendship against the odds
- By a top children’s author known for wartime stories
“A marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions.” Guardian
July 4th, 2019
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