Author(s): Magorian, Michelle,
Date of Publication: 03/07/2014,
Pagination: 384 pages,
Series: A Puffin Book,
Imprint: Puffin Classics,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 12 years, Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
The story of young Willie Beech, evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War.
A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London.
As time goes by Tom begins to worry when Willie doesn't answer his letters, so he goes to London to find him, and there makes a terrible discovery.