A story of the World War I from Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.
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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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Winner of Blue Peter Book of the Year 2005.
Winner of Blue Peter Book Award (Book I Couldn't Put Down Prize) 2005.
||!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
||Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)
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.