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. Download and start listening now!