War Horse

Morpurgo’s epic triumph; the First World War story all the others look to. A play, a film, a book that all of us must read. In the deadly chaos of the Great War, one brave horse sees the horror of battle from both sides of the trenches. He forges great friendships, endures terrible losses, and is bombarded by bullets that knock the riders from his back. Joey sees the best and the worst of humanity; the power of war and the beauty of peace. This is his unforgettable story.

  • The moving story of a brave horse in World War One
  • Now a major film and award-winning theatre show
  • Brings the war to life with skill and compassion
  • Explores the role that animals played in the war

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    This book is brilliant I recommend it to Young readers who love adventure story’s but don’t mind sadness.

    4 April 2017

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    I really enjoyed this book i give it 100/100 ........…....... poor Joey ….............

    26 February 2017

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    I just finished reading this book. It is really touching and I was crying. You defiantly should read this book.

    13 October 2015

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    War Horse can be very hard to understand. Lots of big words. But can be good at times. It is very sad also. It would suite older readers

    5 May 2015

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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