Private Peaceful


Michael Morpurgo

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Miss McAllister Character Analysis

Miss McAllister is briefly mentioned as Tommo’s infant school teacher. She is relatively kind, but embarrasses Tommo by telling him to tie his shoelaces when he doesn’t know how to. However, her telling Tommo to tie his shoes inadvertently brings Tommo and Molly together, as Molly helps him with his laces.
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Miss McAllister Character Timeline in Private Peaceful

The timeline below shows where the character Miss McAllister appears in Private Peaceful. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Five Past Ten
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Tommo’s shoelaces are undone, and his teacher, Miss McAllister , tells him to tie them. Tommo doesn’t know how to tie his own laces,... (full context)