War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
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...there is some sentimentality in the book because the bond between the boy and his horse is very loving and because a good story about war always carries a wealth of emotion around survival.
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A powerful tale of war, redemption, and a hero's journey--now available in paperback! 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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Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books. He is a three-time winner of the Prix Sorcière in France and has twice won the Red House Children's Book Award in England. In addition, has won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal. He has had a lifetime of involvement with children, as a teacher, as a father and grandfather and as the founder with his wife of 'Farms for City Children', a charity that enables city kids to come and share his passionate love for the countryside in general and animals in particular. Michael Morpurgo lives in Devon, England with his wife, Clare.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Scholastic Press. 188 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Westerns, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Julia Eccleshare on Jan 16 2012

...there is some sentimentality in the book because the bond between the boy and his horse is very loving and because a good story about war always carries a wealth of emotion around survival.

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