War Horse

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Scholastic Inc., Oct 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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A powerful tale of war, redemption, and a hero's journey--now available in paperback! 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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Wonderful story

User Review  - 1MrsC1 - Tesco

I bought this book to use with my Year 4 class as our topic is WW1. It's a bit tricky for them to read independently but is an ideal novel for me to read to them. A fabulous book so far. Read full review

War Horse

User Review  - happiered - Overstock.com

This book was so good I had a hard time putting it down.I wanted to finish it in one one butcouldnt asI have to work.I would recommend it to everyone.Its a good resd. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

British author Michael Morpurgo was born in St. Albans, Hertforshire in 1943. He attended the University of London and studied English and French. He became a primary school teacher in Kent for about ten years. He and his wife Clare started a charity called Farms for City Children. They currently own three farms where over 2000 children a year stay for a week and experience the countryside by taking part in purposeful farmwork. He has published over 100 books and several screenplays. He won the 1995 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the 1996 Nestle Smarties Book Prize for The Butterfly Lion, and the 2000 Children's Book Award for Kensuke's Kingdom. Private Peaceful won the 2005 Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Five of his books have been made into movies and two have been adapted for television. He was named as the third Children's Laureate in May 2003.

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