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Cavall de guerra (original 1982; edition 2011)

by Michael Morpurgo, Mercè Santaulària (Translator)

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Member:sora91
Title:Cavall de guerra
Authors:Michael Morpurgo
Other authors:Mercè Santaulària (Translator)
Info:Barcelona : Estrella Polar, 2011
Collections:Leídos, Read but unowned
Rating:****1/2
Tags:català, juvenil

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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (1982)

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    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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Brilliant story told brilliantly. ( )
  imagine15 | Mar 15, 2016 |
I enjoyed this story, so much. Joey, the horse, is the narrater of this story and told through his eyes. Mostly, he is shown kindness throughout, but he goes straight from pulling ploughs, to going to war with the British army and being captured by the Germans for pulling heaving cannons. The story has so much emotional depth. ( )
  gogglemiss | Feb 7, 2016 |
Narrated by John Keating. It seemed a little odd to me that a horse could be so observant on matters of war. But kids won't notice that quirk in logic. Keating presents this story in earnest tones, complete with German and English accents. A family-friendly audiobook production. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
" Joey (war horse) recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master. ... " ( )
  pennsylady | Jan 24, 2016 |
Michael Morpurgo's affinity with animals is evident in every book he writes, and "War Horse" is no exception. Usually, I loathe books narrated by animals, but this is a beautifully written, touching story about a horse and his young owner set against the backdrop of World War I. I am really looking forward to the movie release in a couple of weeks, and only hope that the producers do justice to this lovely book - it certainly deserves it! ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
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Michael Morpurgoprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Place, FrancoisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevens, DanReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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