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

by Michael Morpurgo

On Sale: 04/07/2014

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

by Michael Morpurgo

On Sale: 04/07/2014

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About the Book

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

‘Private Peaceful’:
Told in the voice of a young soldier, Private Peaceful follows twenty-four hours in the trenches during WW I, capturing his memories as he looks back over his life. It’s both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War. A must-read.

‘A Medal for Leroy’:
Michael doesn’t remember his father, an RAF pilot lost in the war. And his French mother, heartbroken and passionate, doesn’t like to talk about her husband. But then Auntie Snowdrop gives Michael a medal, followed by a photograph, which begin to reveal a hidden history.

‘Farm Boy’:
The fascinating sequel to ‘War Horse’. Set on a farm in rural Devon, this is the story of Grandpa’s memories. Family secrets come to light as Michael’s wonderful writing depicts the moving relationship between grandfather and grandson.

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Critical Praise

Praise for Private Peaceful:
“His [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

“The best novel he’s written since The Butterfly Lion.”
Times

“Deserved to last as an insight into the First World War in the same way as, say, The Silver Sword or Goodnight Mr Tom.”
Telegraph

“A poignant, elegiac novel.”
Daily Mail

Praise for Shadow:
“As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope.” Amanda Craig in the Times

“Passionate and touching” Julia Eccleshare

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007539024
  • ISBN 10: 0007539029
  • Imprint: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
  • On Sale: 04/07/2014
  • Pages: 528
  • List Price:22.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / General
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs

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