Private Peaceful by Michael MorpurgoFrom the Childrens Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered.
Theyve gone now, and Im alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I wont waste a single moment of it . . . I want tonight to be long, as long as my life . . . For young Private Peaceful, looking back over his childhood while he is on night watch in the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of family life deep in the countryside: his mother, Charlie, Big Joe, and Molly, the love of his life. Too young to be enlisted, Thomas has followed his brother to war and now, every moment he spends thinking about his life, means another moment closer to danger.
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Priavate Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, is rich in history and leaves the reader pondering the next sequence of events. In World War One the Peaceful's are struggling to keep a house on the Colonel's property with the recent death of their father. A strong possible option is war. Morpurgo develops both the main character, Thomas, also known as Tommo, and sub characters like real people. The characters are engaging with their human strengths and weaknesses. The characters are developed directly; mo. The characters are developed directly; mostly through Tommo and Charlie's conversations and interactions.
Beginning in and ending in , this war consumed most of Europe. Thomas and Charlie join the army and fight for the Allies. The Wipers was a town on the front line. The Germans had shelled the town almost out of existence. Pop was what Thomas and his company called the town that they trained and camped in while not on duty in the trenches.
Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful The book is set from around the beginning of the twentieth century to around the end of the first world.
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Private Peaceful is a novel for older children by Michael Morpurgo , first published in Although this novel is for older children, it is also regarded as a great book for young adults., On this gloomy late autumn afternoon, the countryside in front of me could easily be mistaken for a Great War battlefield.
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Rate this book and comment on it. Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. Michael and his wife Clare established the charity Farms for City Children and were both awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to youth through this organisation. They live on a farm in Devon. As the hour draws later and later, Tommo recounts the story of his life, beginning with his childhood in the English countryside and ending with the horrors of life in the trenches, where a pointless waste of human life is called heroism and shell-shock is called cowardice. Meanwhile, an unknown fate awaits in the morning, getting closer and closer as the clock carries on ticking.