War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo

Title: War Horse
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Pages: 176
Originally Published: 1982
Format I Read: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Rating: [rating:5]

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Joey the Horse tells the story of his life – starting with his rather traumatic separation from his mother at auction through his heroic time in military service during World War I.

I loved this book. It’s simple and heart felt. And it gave me a really different view of World War I and how warfare had changed to make the cavalry outdated. Also, I cried. It’s told from the point of view of a horse! How could I not?

And now, of course, it’s a movie. I haven’t seen it yet, but I will. In the meantime, I highly recommend the book.

War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo [rating:5]

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