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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; Mti Rep edition (Nov. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780545403351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545403351
  • ASIN: 0545403359
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 16.7 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 45 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #476,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like Morpurgo's Private Peaceful (2004), this searing World War I novel reveals the unspeakable slaughter of soldiers on all sides fighting against people who are just like them. The story is told by an English farm horse, Joey, and, as in Cynthia Kadahota's Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam (2007), the first-person narrative blends the animal's physical experience with what men say. On the farm, Joey has close ties to Albert, who is too young to join up when his dad first sells Joey to the army. Charging into battle under machine-gun fire, Joey is captured by the Germans, who train him to haul ambulances and guns. His reunion with Albert in battle is sentimental and contrived, but the viewpoint brings close the fury of the thundering guns, the confusion, and the kindness of enemies who come together in No Man's Land to save the wounded horse. Joey's ability to understand the language wherever he is--England, France, Germany--reinforces the novel's antiwar message, and the terse details speak eloquently about peace. Hazel Rochman
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Praise for Michael Morpurgo: "Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." Guardian "Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." Daily Telegraph "There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." Daily Express "Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skillful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative" Elizabeth Reilly, British Council "The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." Guardian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kirby on Dec 17 2003
Format: Paperback
Wow! What a thrill to find this book still available after over 40 years! I read it repeatedly when I was in about 4th grade. It says a lot about the quality of the story that it has stuck with me all these years. It really showed me at a young age the suffering that some animals must endure, and the quiet patience and courage with which they endure it. I can still picture Joey struggling in thick mud to pull his load. And even as young as I was, it made me understand more what my older uncles had experienced in WW1. I am definitely getting this for the kiddies, but before I give it to them, I am going to read it again myself!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Sandra Reid on Jan. 30 2012
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This story is written from the perspective of the horse "Joey" and how the horse views his owners and what is going on around him. Good descriptions of rural England, and also of World War One in France - and what Joey's part was when working for the British troops and also from the time he was working for the German troops. One is always rooting for Joey ...right up to the end of the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sandy on April 24 2014
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War Horse read like a children's book in its simplicity. It was a very easy read for an adult . Should probably be read by ten year olds and up. I wanted to read it after seeing The National Theatre of London production on the big screen.
The author was interviewed and by his own admission, he said it was definitely written from a different point of view and did not think the story would have been made so famous when adapted to the stage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By monny on April 4 2014
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I read the book and also got the dvd, this story is one of my all time favourites. it takes your heart and twists it. war is hateful and the boy and this proud horse love each other to the end. I have watched the movie twice . and I will read the book again soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jandy on Nov. 6 2013
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I like many horse stories. I think this one is more suited to a younger audience. It was still a good read though.
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