About this book
One of the best-loved World War II stories written for children in recent times, now celebrating its 30th anniversary. This features a highly appealing new cover design with a snapshot from the film starring John Thaw, and a new introduction from the author, Michelle Magorian.
Mum said war was a punishment from God for people's sins, so he'd better watch out. She didn't tell him what to watch out for, though. When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley.