Review: Private Peaceful


◆ Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
◆ Read November 2012
◆ English Edition
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❝ They've gone now, and I'm alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won't waste a single moment of it . . . I want tonight to be long, as long as my life . . ." For young Private Peaceful, looking back over his childhood while he is on night watch in the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of family life deep in the countryside: his mother, Charlie, Big Joe, and Molly -- the love of his life. Too young to be enlisted, Thomas has followed his brother to war and now, every moment he spends thinking about his life, means another moment closer to danger ❞
Private Peaceful is a story said to be suitable for children aswell as grown-ups, which is without a doubt a true statement. This is the second book I've read by Michael Morpurgo - the first being War Horse - and I continue to be surprised by his ability to write stories that appeal to both young and old. Such was the case with War Horse, and it is with this one aswell.

Review: Listen To The Leaves


◆ Listen to the Leaves by Lisamarie Lamb, Yagni Payal, Cathy Graham, Ajo Despuig, Ann Partridge, Teodore Savu, Jamie DeBree, Mary Fleming and Carol R. Ward
◆ Read November 2012
◆ English Edition
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❝ Celebrate fall with this multi-cultural collection of stories that explore what it means to listen to the leaves. Romance, suspense, poetic literature, vampires and fantasy - a little of everything from authors in five countries. What will the leaves tell you? ❞
When I found out that I would be receiving an advance reading copy of this book, I got really excited because I adore autumn. As soon as it was delivered by mail I started reading, and it has been an enjoyable experience!
 

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