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Private Peaceful | [Michael Morpurgo]

Private Peaceful

When he was 15, Thomas Peaceful lied about his age and followed his older brother into the English army to fight in World War I. Now two years have passed, and Thomas' duty for the night is to stay awake and watch the battlefields. He will be shot if he falls asleep. As the night goes on, Thomas reflects on home, his family, his first love, and the horrors of the war. And all the while, a shattering truth comes closer to the surface.
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Publisher's Summary

When he was 15, Thomas Peaceful lied about his age and followed his older brother into the English army to fight in World War I. Now two years have passed, and Thomas' duty for the night is to stay awake and watch the battlefields. He will be shot if he falls asleep. As the night goes on, Thomas reflects on home, his family, his first love, and the horrors of the war. And all the while, a shattering truth comes closer to the surface.

Acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo, Children's Laureate of England, has crafted an incredibly moving and tense tale.

©2004 Michael Morpurgo; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

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"This thoughtful novel touches on themes of humanity and duty, and features brilliant characters whose personal decisions have earned them their very own badges of honor."(School Library Journal)

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    "Sweet, poignant story..."

    While anyone who's read much about WWI will probably not be surprised by the events of the story, it's still touching and, in places, quite powerful. The characters are endearing, and Jeff Woodman's reading adds emotion to the text; recommended.

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