War Horse

“The bedlam of battle had begun. All around me men cried and fell to the ground, and horses reared and screamed in an agony of fear and pain. The shells whined and roared overhead, and every explosion seemed like an earthquake to us.”

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the horror of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by cannons and bullets that knock the riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful tale of true friendships surviving in terrible times. He sees the best and the worst of humanity; the power of war and the beauty of peace. This is his story.

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  • Just amazing

    8 March 2013

  • loved it

    This book is a really touching story. It’s really sad in places. Personally, I think this one is my favourite Michael Morpurgo book.

    5 March 2013

  • It was really sad!

    19 February 2013

  • amazing love the film too!

    18 January 2013

  • loved it

    I thought this book is absolutely great! it made me cry in a few places but at the end it is happy. Joey (Alberts horse) gets taken off by Alberts dad to volunteer to work in the war. Very tragic story but would reccomend to everyone! Happy reading!

    28 June 2012

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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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