Private Peaceful

Even more powerful than War Horse. Shot at dawn. Written out of history. A First World War tale to burn into your mind. Amid the blazing battlefields of the Western Front, young Private ‘Tommo’ Peaceful remembers his childhood. His memory is full of his family life in the countryside. But each passing moment brings Tommo closer to morning, when his life will change in a heartbreaking way… In this impassioned tale, master writer Michael Morpurgo explores the forgotten fate of the soldiers shot for cowardice in the Great War. Their names left off the memorials. Their stories untold – until now.

  • Winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award
  • Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award
  • Shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and Carnegie Medal
  • A searing look at a little-known aspect of World War I

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    i loved it one of the best books ever. i read it last year ! AMAIZING! u must read!

    4 March 2016

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    The book is not that bad but in some parts i Sincerely NOT HAVE A CLUE WHAT THEY MEANT.

    3 March 2016

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    I thought this was a deeply moving book and I don`t usually cry when I read books but6 at the end of private peaceful I cried it was so sad.

    24 February 2015

  • A very sad and touching book. 10/10

    20 October 2014

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    one of the best books i have ever read. So sad but a great story.

    22 August 2014

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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