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War Horse

by Michael Morpurgo (Author)

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   Book 1   
Pages: 182
Published: 1982

Joey is a warhorse, but he wasn't always. Once, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War I came storming through and everything changed.

Albert's father sells Joey to the army where the beautiful, red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off of battlefields. Amongst the clamoring of guns and slogging through the cold mud, Joey wonders if the war will ever end. And if it does, will he ever see Albert again?

Recognition: Runner-up for the Whitbread Award (1982)

Series Summary

Series: War Horse
Tags: animals horses & ponies war action friendship historical
Series reading level: 10+
Books in series: 2
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

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Books in series order
1War Horse  (1982)
2Farm Boy  (1997)