War Horse - Michael Morpurgo Reviews
Description:ISBN 1405226668 / Author: Michael Morpurgo / Paperback / 192 Pages / Book is published 2006-09-04 by Egmont Books Ltd
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by - written on 18/12/13 (Very useful, 30 readings)
As a regular book reviewer on another site, specialising largely in modern history, in the last two or three years or so I have read several titles on various aspects of the First World War. All of them have been non-fiction - with the exception of this. In the course of shelving and tidying in our library at work, this little volume caught my eye. THE BOOK The war horse of the title is Joey, a red bay with a distinctive white cross emblazoned on his forehead and four perfectly matched white socks - a pattern, you understand, not literally two pairs of garments on his feet. He is also, unusually perhaps for an animal, the narrator of this story, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/10/09 (Very useful, 827 readings)
War horse by Michael Morpurgo is a tale of World War One seen through the eyes of a cavalry horse. Joey starts off as a young foal scared and worried at a market. When he is brought home he is lovingly treated by Albert a farm boy and the farm horse Zoey. But Albert's father regretted the purchase of the horse and although Albert taught Joey to work on the farm, the family had little money. When war broke out his father sold Joey to the army to use as a cavalry horse. When Albert found out he swore he would find Joey again. The rest of the story tells of the horror that Joey faced on the front line, from charges in battle to being caught by the Germans, being used as a . Read the complete review
by - written on 06/05/12 (Very useful, 50 readings)
Despite having read prolifically for the majority of my life, I must confess to having never before read a Michael Morpurgo book. With the Warhorse film all over every form of advertising for the past year, my 8 year old son has been very keen to watch it, but we decided it would probably be best to read the book first, as we are uncertain as to how suitable the content would be for one so young. My father in law bought him a Morpurgo collection for Christmas, and we have just finished reading Warhorse. The first thing that struck me was the clever point of view. I read the book out loud to my son, all the way through, and after the first page we stopped and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/01/12 (Very useful, 44 readings)
Having been to see the stage version of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse a couple of years ago, I am now eagerly anticipating the film release. I hate watching films before I have read the book, so yesterday I finally sat down to start reading it. The book was first published in 1982 and was the runner up for the Whitbread Book Award in the same year. Like Black Beauty, the main character is a horse and the book is written from the point of view of Joey, a beautiful red bay with four matching white feet and a white cross on his face. The book starts with the purchase of Joey by Albert Narracott's drunken father. Albert falls in love with Joey, and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/02/12 (Very useful, 8 readings)
I have recently reviewed War Horse the movie after seeing it at the weekend and simultaneously reading the book. Even though it is written for 11-12 year old's, I would recommend the read for all ages. To be fair, reading and watching at the same time gave me a really good impression of the differences between the two, which I thought were acceptable and minimal. The book literally just sails with ease through your hands it is so easy to read. Above all else within the book, the bonds of friendship and of human and animal effort working jointly together and their relationship with each other, even in horrific circumstances shines through. I would definitely ... Read the complete review
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