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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
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War Horse (1982)

by Michael Morpurgo

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Joey the 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.
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Door Baran

War Horse is een leuk boek over de band tussen een jongen en een paard. Het is heel emotioneel en spannend. Het is echt een aanrader voor mensen die oorlogen interessant vinden en voor dierenliefhebbers.
Wat goed is aan dit boek is dat het een film heeft om te zien na dat je de boek hebt uitgelezen.
Wat minder goed is dat het niks slecht heeft waar door ik het hier niet kan schrijven.

Het is zeker een boek is dat ik aanraad om te lezen.
Ik geef het 5 sterren op 5 omdat het een het een boek is dat jou op een avontuur mee sleurt. ( )
  literair_adolescent | Apr 27, 2020 |
This was an amazing children's book, however I don't feel it has as much to offer an adult reader. The War itself is sanitised, and due to the POV I don't feel that character deaths had the impact that the book was aiming for. Still, an enjoyable and quick read. ( )
  Fardo | Oct 15, 2019 |
This story was told by "Joey" a horse and the main character in the story. Joey, a very young horse, is purchased by a farmer at an auction who really can not afford him. His son, Albert, loves him, trains him, is raised with him and thinks of him as his own. When war breaks out, Albert's dad is in danger of losing the farm, so he sells Joey to the calvary. Joey becomes a warhorse. The rest of the story is his trials and tribulations while at war and his "owner's" stories as well. Albert, who was too young to join the military when Joey was sold, never gives up hope that he will find Joey and bring him home. A story of war told from a totally different perspective which may bring tears to your eyes. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
The movie was amazing and the book was even better. I love reading this book to my 6th grade students. Joey, bought at auction by Albert's drunk dad, is sold into the army. This is the amazing story of Joey surviving the way, meeting nice and not-so-nice people along the way, but always remembering his magical relationship with Albert. I love reading this book to my students and exposing them to a beautiful historical fiction story, but also a story about friendship and relationships with pets (animals). ( )
  mandieh | Jan 16, 2019 |
his book is set in World War One and follows an enlisted horse named Joey. This is a well thought out an executed period book mostly from the perspective of the main character, the horse. The war was a bloody one and in many of the scenes it is very apparent how ruthless and savage the war truly was. It begins alright as Albert Narracott, a kind farm boy, trains the horse to work on the farm. However, Alberts mean spirited father sells Joey to the British during the beginning phases of the war. You get a real sense of the mud and grime of the war as time goes on. Many of Joey’s owners perish and it becomes brutally apparent that World War One was something that no one wanted to participate in. The political leanings of the novel showed both the British, French, and German sides of the war.
  ghendel | Nov 28, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Michael Morpurgoprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bos, TjallingTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Egeraat, Els vanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gorthuis, HenriëtteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Place, FrancoisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevens, DanNarratorsecondary 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.
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Sad book full of ever lasting friendship and sorrow. Probably a drama
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