"'The author has a wonderful gift for hanging a richly woven tapestry around an essentially simple frame.' Times Education Supplement."
The stunning post-war tale from Michelle Magorian, author of Goodnight, Mr Tom.
The second world war has ended, but Henry is fighting his own battles . . .
He misses his father who died a war hero, and his only distraction is the cinema. But everything is about to change. When Henry develops an old camera film he uncovers a mystery and events spiral until his life resembles the drama of the big screen. Like a bomb waiting to explode, Henry’s world is about to unravel . . .
Michelle Magorian’s first book, Goodnight Mister Tom, has sold in excess of 1.2 million copies, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the International Reading Association Children’s Book Award, and been adapted into an BAFTA award-winning TV film by ITV. Her post war story,Just Henry, has been released as a widely acclaimed ITV drama, showing Michelle Magorian to be a master storyteller for a broad audience.
Praise for Just Henry:
‘Only the greatest authors of children’s fiction share this ability to touch the heart’ – The Times
‘This rich, absorbing novel . . . will appeal to old fans and new alike’ – Guardian Education
Winner of the Children’s Book category – Costa Book Awards