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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Thursday, 10th April 2014
A new abridgement of Michael Morpurgo’s moving World War 1 story Private Peaceful in 13 episodes is available to download from the BBC School Radio website.
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
The film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book, Private Peaceful, screened to an audience of over 7500 children as part of the Centenary commemorations of WWI. Private Peaceful on DVD is available to buy in Sainsbury’s, HMV & WHSmith and online
Wednesday, 2nd April 2014
Michael Morpurgo launched Private Peaceful Day with a live Q&A from the Ritzy Picture House via satellite to 7500 children yesterday. The event preceded a special screening for schools of Private Peaceful across 100 cinemas across the UK as part of the Centenary commemorations of WWI. Pupils were given the opportunity to ask Michael about his writing, including questions about his passion for re-telling history through the voice of an individual whose life has been affected by tragedy and loss.
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i just love it
it is an amazing book which has mixed emotions in one book.jealousy and anger and joy.this book really touches the heart and makes us think deeply
I have just read your fantastic book and would like you to make the second part.You should do it about little Tommo going to the second world war and making him think that his father was Tommo.If you create this book you should do as you did with the last one,say to little Tommo at war that his real father was his brother and him Tommo was his uncle.I have read this book at my school s.t.Georges of Malaga.
This is a good book.
Private Peaceful is the best book I EVER READ! I’m in academic Pentathlon and we read this book. Michael Morpurgo is my favorite author I read all his books But this one was the best. It is sad but has lots of action. Ever since I read that book it changed my life of reading. Thank you Michael Morpurgo for this awesome book.
I also liked reading. I used to read in my primary school a lot but now when I’ve moved to my secondary school, I have to read Private Peaceful. I don’t really like war stories but after reading two pages, I found it quite interesting. I carried on reading and now I’m on page 110.
I feel Private Peaceful is a kind of book that has real magic, because it made me feel that i could never put it down. Private Peaceful was truly gripping each time I picked it up and put it down!
I do really like this book it has a beautiful conflict.
In English we are learning about private peaceful
I loved the butterfly lion. It taught me a lot about freindship and love. I was just astonished by the vocabulary and the love between the lion and Bertie.
I love a lot of Micheal Morpurgo’s books.
best book ever and i read it with my class and my class were all sad
This book is the best and most moving book i have ever read.
I would definitely recommend this book to any person. Frankly I think that this is the best book of the century.
Love this book!!! The ways Michael Morpurgo uses his words makes you want to read on from the very first word. This book is very good at giving you a picture of what is happening.
it’s a really sad book
i love this book and it is very nice we learned a lot about Micheal Morpurgo.
I’ve been reading private peaceful in our English class. We have done loads of different activities with the book. I think its such a great book! I have read loads of M M books and this one is in my top 10! Its such a moving book and i feel really sorry for Tommo when Molly and Charlie fall in love. The book is much better than the film! By the way! Im watching countryfile in the background and MM is on it! Talking about war horse!
i love michael morpurgo stories. this is the best story I read
I think it is a good website
I loved this book i want to know what happens next