Written by Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Rae Smith
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This special edition of War Horse commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, and features a brand new introduction by Michael Morpurgo and cover artwork by Rae Smith, designer of the National Theatre's production of War Horse.
Michael Morpurgo’s tender story of Joey, a brave hearted farm horse who finds himself caught up in the horrors of war, cleverly conveys both the violence and the occasional compassion, which occurs during conflict. A classic story of animal courage and bravery. ~ Julia Eccleshare
A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review War Horse. You can read their full reviews by Clicking Here.
- Lauren M, age 11 - 'This book is amazing...If you like or really love horses this is a book for you.'
- Layla K, age 11 - 'If you love or like horses read this book - it is brilliant! You will love it.'
- Jessica Bolton, age 10 - 'Although there are some sad parts it’s an amazing adventure of a normal horse sent to war.... A sad but exciting story.'
- Ryan Tamplin - 'War Horse is a long and sad book about a horse called Joey who is in a war and at the end he is stuck in no-man’s land.'
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times. One horse has the seen the best and the worst of humanity. The power of war and the beauty of peace. This is his story.
From Michael Morpurgo, former children's laureate, comes this thrilling and epic tale of one horse's journey through the trenches of the First World War. War Horse was adapted by Steven Spielberg as a major motion picture, and shown on stage in London's West End and on Broadway.
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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
31st July 2014
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