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Preview — Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
As the enemy lurks in the darkness, Thomas struggles to stay awake through the night. He has lived through the terror of gas attacks and watched friends die by his side. But in the morning, Thomas ...more
I would reccommend this to you all who like to cry over a book, but I warn you to have a tissue when your near the end, because you'll cry your heart out.
This book is passionate and brings you deep, letting you know how the characthers feeling and wishing it could change to a happy ending, but it also tells you what war and true love and brotherly friendship is about.
It tells you how Charlie and Tommo Peaceful come to at the end, and I wish I have never read this ...more
I would recommend it to anyone, especially to other history 'nerds' like me. As it is the type of book that lives on even after you turn the last page. No matter how many times I've read it, it never seems to lose my interest. It is a very popular book used in schools, but I think people of all ages can relate and feel connected in some way to this story and the characters within it, not just children.
After reading I can't help but think ...more
Reading level: easy, short book
Genre: historical fiction, World War I, WWI, soldiers
Read alikes: War Horse, Kensuke's Kingdom
Michael Morpurgo is one of my favorite authors, and this book is, in my opinion, one of his best. Incredibly, "Private Peaceful" is Michael Morpurgo's 100th book.
"Private Peaceful"is a short and easy read but, boy, the story will stay with you for a long, long time. It takes place during WWI when many young men were eager to take part in the war. Some ...more
The stage is set on the harrowing battlefield. A young man, Private Peaceful, as he is known, is counting down the hours until his untimely death. As the minutes tick by, he watches his life flash in front of his own eyes. He sees how unsure of himself he was as a little child; his ultimate loneliness as his brother leaves him to go off to school. When his brother joins the “Bigguns” in the upper school, he is left stranded with the “Tiddlers”, the lower school ...more
Private peaceful is a book that gives each word a new meaning, something that gives the reader a new perspective on a family living through difficult times. What you thought you knew about life during war, alters. Private Peaceful tells of one's journey through life through the eyes of two brothers, Thomas, referred to as Tommo, and his older brother Charlie- the bold-minded boy who is not afraid to speak his mind to anyone about anything. As these two grow up with war in the backs of their mind ...more
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...more
When World War One breaks out and Thomas, also called Tommo, Peaceful's older brother Charlie is called off to fight, what should he do? Some might say stay at home, while others might say go off and fight with your brother. Tommo chooses to go off and fight. Charlie's knack for making officers hate him and the unforgiving battlefield make for some interesting times. Charlie is positive, outgoing, and not afraid to stand up for his ideas and views. Tommo is almost the complete opposite at the be...more
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.
Private Peaceful, a touching story about love, friendship, family, war and injustice. Private Peaceful is a story that shows the power of words. It’s a story that shows the power of promises. Private Peaceful is a children’s story that reaches the heart and plays with it like a toy car.
Thomas Peaceful is reliving and retelling his life. He is telling it as of the point where something terrible is happening in his life. Thomas’s best friend and brother, Charl ...more
Private Peaceful is recommended for a young adult audience which usually indicates the novel is most appropriate for a ninth through twelfth grade audience. There is a teenaged character who becomes pregnant out of wedlock and minimal profanity. The book illustrates the inhumanity of World War I. I would not hesitate to recomme ...more
• APA citation: Morpurgo, M. (2003). Private Peaceful. London: Collins.
• Genre: Historical Fiction
• Awards (If applicable): N/A
• Format: Print
• Selection Process: Recommendation
Private Peaceful is a wonderful read for any age. Targeted to pre-teens this story takes place during World War I and is told by Thomas. Thomas is the younger brother to Charlie. We are treated to this story through a series of Thomas' memories of growing up with their older brother Big Joe and par ...more
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