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War horse by Michael Morpurgo

War horse (1982)

by Michael Morpurgo

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    The Call of the Wild by Jack London (LipstickAndAviators)
    LipstickAndAviators: A similar tale of an animal going through various hardships, many different masters and lots of adventures. The setting is very different, being about dogs pulling sleds in the North of America during the goldrush but the strains that the characters (both animals and humans) are under are very similar. I think Morpurgo was obviously drawing inspiration from this book when he wrote WarHorse.… (more)

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The atrocities of WWI as told from an equine perspective. Being that, the story lacks the gruesome harshness as war stories often have. Instead, the focus is upon the interaction and companionship between the men and these beasts, the war horses. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
A horse named Joey is taken away from his owner Albert and put in the war. Over the years Albert is looking for Joey and finally enlists in the army so he has a better chance at finding him.
  ashleyann65 | Jul 1, 2014 |
I think that this story would be interesting for middle schoolers to read, giving them a bit of history of World War I. This would make a good chapter book to read aloud to students.
  charlottestudent | Jun 8, 2014 |
War Horse is a good children's book about a special bond between a boy and his horse. This would be a great book for a horse crazy kid, or one a child who has an interest in history. It is told from the perspective of Joey, much like Black Beauty in style, and follows him from the comfort of an English farm through the battlefields of World War I. Lots of little details help bring to life the setting and will distinguish this somewhat overlooked time period. ( )
  aconant | Jun 6, 2014 |
This was my first book from a horse's point of view and I greatly enjoyed it! This is first and foremost about relationships, necessity, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I recommend to any middle or high school student, plus there's a flim and play! ( )
  KCMartens | Apr 5, 2014 |
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My earliest memories are a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables, and rats that scampered along the beams above my head.
Author's note: In the old school they use now for the village hall, below the clock that has stood always at one minute past ten, hangs a small dusty painting of a horse.
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Sad book full of ever lasting friendship and sorrow. Probably a drama
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439796636, Hardcover)

A powerful tale of war, redemption, and a hero's journey.

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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World War I has started and the military needs horses to move equipment, charge the enemy, and carry wounded soldiers off the battlefield. Joey, a farm horse is sold to the Army. Joey misses the farmer's son, Albert, and spends the war years wondering if the war will ever end and if he will ever see Albert again.… (more)

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