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  • Bibliography:
    12 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    December 1986
  • Latest Book:
    June 2016
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Full Series List in Order

Hollis Family

1 - Cuckoo in the Nest (Oct-2015)
2 - A Spoonful of Jam (Mar-2015)
3 - Just Henry (May-2008)
4 - Impossible! (Oct-2014)

Book List in Order: 12 titles

  • Winner of the 1982 IRA Children's Book Award

    London is poised on the brink of World War II. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech--the abused child of a single mother--is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, o...

  • Rusty returns home to England after spending five years with a loving foster family in America during World War II and must adjust to her seemingly cold mother, a strict boarding school, and classmates who reject her for her exuberant outspokenness...

  • A seventeen-year-old girl in 1940's England spends an unchaperoned summer at a cottage in a seaside village, where a series of diaries by the cottage's most recent inhabitant, together with some intense personal experiences, open up her life to revea...

  • Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of WW2. 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...

  • It's 1949 and life is bleak for Henry. He misses his father who died a war hero, and he escapes from his annoying stepfather and stepsister whenever he can by going to the movies. One day he meets Mr. Beaumont, a man ...

  • A rich and dramatic story of a young girl who manages to overcome many obstacles in her attempts to lead a normal life after World War II
    The war is over, but Elsie is still fighting her own battles. She’s bullied because she’s the onl...

  • A wonderfully nostalgic story about one boy’s determination to follow his dreams
    Amid the rubble of post-war Britain, Ralph is entranced by the theater. He loves seeing the performances, talking to the actors, the buzz of the audience, a...

  • A classic young love story set in the middle of World War II
    It is the summer of 1943, and war continues to rage. For Rose and her sister Diana, it’s a time of independence and self-discovery as they find first loves.  But when R...

  • A spookily atmospheric tale full of heart-pounding suspense that will keep readers gripped right up to the very last page. From an award-winning author, this haunting story is sure to thrill and chill ghost-story lovers everywhere. Particularly suita...

Award-Winning Books by Michelle Magorian

Good Night, Mr. Tom
1991 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Middle School
Just Henry
2008 Costa Book Award -- Children's

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Michelle Magorian has published 12 books.

Michelle Magorian does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Front Room, was published in June 2016.

The first book by Michelle Magorian, Good Night, Mr. Tom, was published in December 1986.

Yes. Michelle Magorian has 1 series.