War Horse

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Scholastic Press, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 165 pages
46 Reviews
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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war horse is a touching story about a horse and his owner in a war and when the owner promised to find the horse again they both try to make that promise happen

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I've been reading this and leading a mixed group of afterschool kids in reading/engaging with this book. Though I may not have read this otherwise, I ended up liking this book, and I'm surprised how ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1982)

Michael Morpurgo, former Children's Laureate of Britain, is the author of War Horse, called ?Superb" by the New York Times Book Review, and now a major motion picture. His other prize-winning books include Kensuke's Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Michael lives in Devon, England, with his wife, Clare. Together, they founded the charity Farms for City Children, which gives children from urban areas an opportunity to spend a week working on a farm in the countryside. You can find out more about him and his books at michaelmorpurgo.org.

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