Published: August 2012
Thomas “Tommo” Peaceful and his elder brother Charlie do everything together. They used to go to school together, face their problems together, sleep and eat together; they even loved the same girl… but now they have to face the many facets of war together. Can a bond and loyalty between brothers overcome the brutality of the front lines and bring them safely home? When the lines of heroism and cowardice collide, what can one man or even a brother do to fight the injustices of it all?
“Tommo’s journey from agricultural labourer to cannon fodder is movingly told… Michael Morpurgo is expert at getting through to his readers. He writes here about events that should never be forgotten nor forgiven, and does so most effectively.” Independent
“Full of warmth as well as grief, conveying vividly how precious it is to be alive…” Sunday Times
From Shadow to Private Peaceful, A Medal for Leroy to Why the Whales Came, Michael Morpurgo talks about the theme of war in his books
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Friday, 20th March 2015
Pupils, librarians and teachers from 10 schools, gathered in the Main Hall at Latymer Upper School, to celebrate the inaugural Trinity Schools Book Awards.
Friday, 10th October 2014
A century on from the First World War, National Youth Theatre stage a stunning adaptation of Private Peaceful, based on the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo.
Tuesday, 20th May 2014
An innovative new, cross curricular resource from education charity Into Film and the National Literacy Trust offers teachers an array of stimulating possibilities for using Michael Morpurgo’s moving story Private Peaceful to develop literacy and bring World War I to life in its centenary year.
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This is a heartbreaking,deeply moving story. It is even better than the film(which is also good.)
WOW I love your books!!!!!
I mean what writer ( other than Michael Morpurgo ) takes a real story about a mother’s child that got shot for cowardliness! The friendship from Thomas ( Tommo) and Charlie is ..... Just!!
IT MADE ME CRY:( :( :( :(
Your books always make me cry!!!!
LOVE ALL OF YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!
I like your book because I really like how you present Tommo’s life and how it had changed when he went to war. I liked how you represent the war. I found your book funny and I look forward to reading more of your amazing books.
I love the novel because I think that it is the best novel in the world
Such a great book, made me cry at times
I love this book. I learnt about it at school and it is sooo good
It is a such an amazing book. I also like the film
This is a deep, moving story set in the midst of the Second World War, where to brothers desperately fight for the same girl, the same house and the country they live in. It is an amazingly moving story, I wept until the last page was turned: I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. Caution: Have a full box of tissues beside you at all times!!!
Such an amazing book, read it and you`ll love it !!
I love the book
An inspiring novel in which you pick it up and it seems glued to your hands till a very sad moment in Morpurgo’s books: your done.
When I read Private Peaceful, it was so good that when I was done, I almost burst out into tears.
It’s a good book
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.
I love this book so much and I’m only on page 28!
I’m reading this book with my class in my school.
I would definitely recommend it.!!!!
brill keep up the good work
this book is so cool
This book is great even though I’m 8
it is very good
This book almost made me cry buckets of tears and believe me, I rarely cry. I was touched by the powerful love and the message of this book.
This book is brilliant!