Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2012-08-24
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1849435715

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Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by the third Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War. This edition also includes introductory essays by Michael Morpurgo, Associate Director of Private Peaceful production Mark Leipacher, as well as an essay from Simon Reade, adaptor & director of this stage adaptation of Private Peaceful.

World War One Collection: Private Peaceful, A Medal for Leroy, Farm Boy

World War One Collection: Private Peaceful, A Medal for Leroy, Farm Boy
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-04-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0007539029

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Three outstanding novels by the nation’s favourite storyteller that depict unforgettable experiences of WWI.

A Civilized People

A Civilized People
Author: Joseph Back
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2014-07-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1496916204

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“When we woke up that day, I didn’t know how it would end.” So begins the story of Turengia, a place of which many have heard, and yet few understand. Told by three narrators who hand the story off to one another, this tale of what it means to be A CIVILIZED PEOPLE can move at breakneck speed between calm and war, or between politics and philosophy...—but be careful! For as you read you may begin to see yourself portrayed.

A Medal for Leroy

A Medal for Leroy
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-01-14
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1466856963

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When Michael's aunt passes away, she leaves behind a letter that will change everything. It starts with Michael's grandfather Leroy, a black officer in World War I who charged into a battle zone not once but three times to save wounded men. His fellow soldiers insisted he deserved special commendations for his bravery but because of the racial barriers, he would go unacknowledged. Now it's up to Michael to change that. Inspired by the true story of Walter Tull, the first black officer in the British army, award-winning author Michael Morpurgo delivers a richly layered and memorable story of identity, history, and family.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Author: Dan Millman
Publisher: H J Kramer
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2000
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0915811898

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A world champion athlete visits "other worlds" with the help of an old warrior named "Socrates."

When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena’s War

When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena’s War
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2021-09-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0008352208

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This first new novel in two years from the Nation’s Favourite Storyteller is a sweeping story of love and rescue – an unforgettable journey to the Greek island of Ithaca, and back in time to World War Two...

The Skylarks' War

The Skylarks' War
Author: Hilary McKay
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019-09-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781534460041

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A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018 A Horn Book Best Book of 2018 “Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking.” —Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity “The best children’s book I’ve read this year.” —Katherine Rundell, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award–winning author of Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms “A near-miraculous balance of light and joyous touch with sometimes serious and even heartbreaking material.” —BCCB (starred review) From award-winning author Hilary McKay comes a “wholly satisfying” (Booklist, starred review) story full of wit, heartbreak, and hope as a girl fights for her independence during World War I. Clarry Penrose finds the good in everyone. Even in her father, who isn’t fond of children, and especially girls. He doesn’t worry about her education, because he knows she won’t need it. It’s the early twentieth century, and the only thing girls are expected to do is behave. But Clarry longs for a life of her own. She wants to dive off cliffs and go swimming with her brother Peter and cousin Rupert. And more than anything, she wants an education. She helps Peter with his homework all the time, so why can’t she manage it by herself? When war breaks out, Clarry is shocked to find that Rupert has enlisted. Then he is declared missing, and Clarry is devastated. Now she must take a momentous step into the wide world—for if she misses this chance, she may never make it. This is an inspirational, funny, and heartwarming story about a girl who dares to open doors that the world would rather keep closed.

Flamingo Boy

Flamingo Boy
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2024-08-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780008638740

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A heart-lifting story of hope and courage in a time of war, set in the South of France 'The storytelling is, as always, irresistible and the characters clasp your heart' Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week There are lots of things Lorenzo doesn't understand, but he does understand animals - especially the flamingos in the salt flats of his Camargue home, which the Second World War has barely touched. But then the soldiers come, and Lorenzo's world is threatened. Amongst the Germans, though, is a kind sergeant, and he and Lorenzo may be able to mend what is broken . . .

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful
Author: Morpurgo Michael
Publisher:
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2020-03-23
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780573132292

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The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the death of their father, financial hardship and a cruel landlord. Their fierce loyalty to each other pulls them through, until one day they both fall for the same girl. And then the Great War comes. It tells the story of a country lad fighting a war he doesn't understand for people he cannot respect. We join 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he tells us a story of courage, devotion and sibling rivalry on what may be his last night on earth. Private Peaceful was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, won the Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award and is acknowledged by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, The Butterfly Lion) to be his favourite work. This new, small ensemble version by Simon Reade was commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse.