A powerful tale of war, redemption, and a hero's journey.
In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - debnance - LibraryThing
What an excellent idea for a book! Our main character is Joey, a farm horse, and he is going to war. It certainly turns things around to have a horse tell a war story. And who wouldn’t love having a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MomsterBookworm - LibraryThing
The atrocities of WWI as told from an equine perspective. Being that, the story lacks the gruesome harshness as war stories often have. Instead, the focus is upon the interaction and companionship between the men and these beasts, the war horses. Read full review