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Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

A story of the World War I from Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.

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ISBN 9780007205486
Published 20 February 2005 by Cengage Learning Australia
Format Hardback, School edition
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Author(s) By Morpurgo, Michael
Series Collins Readers
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ISBN-13 9780007205486
ISBN-10 0007205481
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
Imprint Collins Educational
Publication Date 20 February 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, School edition
Edition School edition
Author(s) By Morpurgo, Michael
Series Collins Readers
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 192mm
Weight 288g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 42068

Description of this Book

A poignant story of the First World War from Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo Private Peaceful captures the memories of a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. From his early childhood adventures in rural Devon to the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the Front Line, Private Tommo Peaceful spends these lonely hours re-living his short but vivid past. A beautifully written novel, which contrasts bittersweet childhood memories with the horrors of war. Told in the first person it alternates between past and present, creating both humour and heartache and building tension for its dramatic and thought-provoking conclusion.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Blue Peter Book of the Year 2005. -- Winner of Blue Peter Book Award (Book I Couldn't Put Down Prize) 2005.
NZ Review !full of warmth as well as grief, conveying vividly how precious it is to be alive! Sunday Times Deserved to last as an insight into the First World War in the same way as, say, The Silver Sword or Goodnight Mr Tom. Telegraph A poignant, elegiac novel. Daily Mail
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

On May 14th 2003, Michael Morpurgo was appointed the 3rd Children's Laureate. The role is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books, to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. He has written over 90 books and has an unparalleled reputation in the world of children's books. His books have been adapted for the cinema, TV and theatre and he has won numerous awards including Children's Book Award and Whitbred Children's Book Award.

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