Author: Michelle Magorian
Reading Age: 10-12

This is the story of a young boy called William and his unusual relationship with a widower named Tom

William is sent to stay with Tom after the outbreak of WW2.

Tom wonders what to do with this boy from the city who, has been mistreated by his mother. William is surprised by the kindness shown by this stranger.

This is a beautiful story of a friendship between 2 people from opposite sides of the spectrum.