War Horse

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Scholastic, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 165 pages
96 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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Parts were very sad but I loved the ending! - Goodreads
The writing is crisp and clean. - Goodreads
I absolutely loved the story lines of it. - Goodreads

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User Review  - jknuts1 - LibraryThing

I Loved this book! My favorite part was the fact that the story was told from the perspective of Joey (the horse) BUT it wasn't the typical animals act like humans (anthropomorphic) way of doing it ... Read full review

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User 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

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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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