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War Horse (War Horse, #1) by Michael MorpurgoA powerful tale of war, redemption and a heros 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, Joeys courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmers son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo – review
Joey's earliest memory is of being taken to the town marketplace with his mother while an auction that he did not fully understand took place around him. Two men bid feverishly against each other until the auctioneer brings down his hammer and Joey is led away. He has never been apart from his mother before, and he starts crying for her, hearing her cries for him becoming fainter as he is taken farther away. Joey's new home is a farm, with plenty of land and a comfortable stable where he is given a stall next to a placid, motherly horse called Zoey. He likes her very much but dislikes the farmer who has purchased him.
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Book Review - War Horse
In , Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges towards the enemy, witnessing the horror of the frontline. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him. Michael Morpurgo is a national treasure, a former Children's Laureate and the author of many book's that are beloved by children, parents and teachers alike. In World War I over ten million humans, mainly young men, died.
In case Bambi wasn't traumatic enough, War Horse opens as our little pony Joey is taken away from his mother and sold to a farm. On the farm, Joey is broken in gently by a kind-hearted young boy named Albert Narracott. Kind hearts don't run in this family, however, and Albert's drunken father sells Joey to the British army to earn money to keep his farm and family alive—and probably to buy a few bottles of booze, too. In the army now, Joey is paired up with Captain Nicholls, a cavalry man, and sent to the front lines. Nicholls perishes in battle, and Joey is transferred to a younger, more inexperienced rider named Trooper Warren. Warren is a kind, gentle man, but boy does he stink at riding horses. Joey longs for Albert as he carries Warren into battle.