Title: War Horse

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Pages: 192 Pages

Publisher: Egmont

The Blurb

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.


The Review

If I am totally honest, book with animal narrators are not my thing. However, a friend absolutely adored War Horse and told me to give it a go. You know what, she was right. It is a gorgeous story of friendship, loss, tragedy and war. You forget that the narrator is a horse and you get behind Joey’s fight for survival.

Even amidst all the tragedy of war there is something deeply uplifting about this tale.

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo is available now.

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