Private Peaceful

Paperback | July 15, 2004

byMichael Morpurgo

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Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.

Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War, this book will reach everyone from 9 to 90.

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Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion. Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors ...

Michael Morpurgo divides his time between his writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity that each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Michael and his wife Clare were awarded MBEs this year for their work with the charity. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Michael was a teacher and his kno...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5.1 × 0.4 inPublished:July 15, 2004Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007150075

ISBN - 13:9780007150076

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Informative and bittersweet Another touching and heartbreaking story from Michael Morpurgo. A timely read near Remembrance day. The notes at the end about pardoning so many soldiers who were suffering from shell shock and yet were sentenced to death for cowardice is important. Unfortunate that it took until 2006 for recognition though.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Private Peaceful Educational, gripping, thought-provoking. I read this book aloud to my grade seven class. Makes me appreciate that I have never had to deal with war.
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Private Peaceful is simply wonderful with such a heart wrenching twist that just leaves you completely devastated. The best WW1 novel in my opinion, read it! You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! My favourite book. :') I would recommend this to anyone, all these emotions would go through me as if I was in the book itself. It is just perfect, sad, funny, dramatic (in a good way!), and I just truly believe that anyone would like this book.
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Opinion This book is outstanding. The author narrated very well one of the many miserable lives which suffered World War 1.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Michael Morpurgo captures the essence of the time period and circumstances brilliantly. The book is well written and the story is heart-wrentching. If you enjoy reading and learning about the consequences of WWI you'll love this book.
Date published: 2008-08-01