War Horse

by Shari
(USA )

War Horse is about a horse named Joey that is taken away from his owner, Albert who loves him to death. Joey is taken to war and he tells all about the harsh life of the army.

Here is what Amazon says about War Horse:

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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Sep 24, 2015
Round Two
by: Anonymous

I started reading it again when I got to college. Originally, I borrowed this book from a local library one summer when I was in middle school. I didn't think I would finish it in a couple weeks, but I did all in one week because it was engaging. Morpurgo simply expresses various figurative languages to help the reader experience a dramatic atmosphere in a setting of a perturbation - World War I - while successfully keeping the reader acquainted with each significant characters. I recommend it to anyone who craves a bit of adventure. You don't have to like horses to like this book. If you like the relationship of a horse and rider, this will satisfy you!

Mar 02, 2013
A fantastic read!
by: GlitteringGoldenGalaxy

About a year ago, I read WAR HORSE for the first time! It only took me 3 or 4 hours at the most to finish! It was THAT amazing! This is by far the best classic horse novel in MY opinion. I have now read it over 50 times! Also, the movie was fantastic! (Not as good as the book, but still, left me speechless!)

Sep 06, 2012
awesome book and movie
by: Jessie

this is one of the best horse story's EVER!!! I also saw the movie which is also amazing! but I liked the book better. it's a lot better to understand than the movie. but i still love the movie! and the book! so read this book cause it's the best ever!

Aug 27, 2012
Horse Book Heaven
by: gomer556

I love this book so so much! I read it in about four hours! i could not put it down!

Mar 27, 2012
This book was AMAZING!!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

This book was really good. i loved how it was so heart touching and how brave Joey was throughout the book. I although will not give anything away it is a fantastic book, i recommend it.

Mar 27, 2012
War Amazing Spectacular Apsolulty 100% Horse
by: Horse

I LOVE this book! It's SOOO Amazing! I haven't read any of the other books but screw those. THIS is THE book. THE book you imagine in your bed at nights. THE book that helps you become stronger. THE book that is heart-taking, life changing, absolutely 100% horse lovers approved. Love, love, LOVE this book! you know what else? I LOVE THIS BOOK!! It's so amazing!!! It's a book like NONE OTHER!!


P.S. Did I mention how much I LOVE this book? Cuz I do!

Mar 08, 2012
Deserves 100,000,000,000 stars
by: Anonymous

My fave horse book! I cried twice, but not going to tell when :)

Feb 21, 2012
by: Horses4ever

This book is about a horse called Joey and his best friend a 15 year old boy called Albert in 1914 but Joey is sold to the army. will Joey ever see Albert again?! This book is for people who like adventure and historical fiction. WARNING, this is a book that you can't stop reading until you get to the end.

Feb 19, 2012
by: Kaycee

I went and saw the movie. I cried like a newborn baby in the end!! Then I read the book, and I cried reading it! I recommend this book, but grab some tissues for both movie and book.

Jan 14, 2012
by: Anonymous

Omg... I LOVE THE BOOK! When the movie came out I went to watch it and cried twice! It was so sad but a lot different from the book.... But I honestly think that the book is much much better!!! YOU HAVE TO READ IT!

Jan 12, 2012
by: WarHorseMovie

I have seen the movie and I loved it! Even though I cried I still really enjoyed it! I haven't read the book but I really want too. And going by all the 5 star comments I am going to read it real soon ;)

Jan 07, 2012
Book & Movie
by: Jade Lee

This book is awesome, I have read a little of it 14 out of 21 chapters. I have to finish it. I saw the movie Joey the war horse IS a BEAUTY!

Dec 26, 2011
by: epicash

WAR HORSE is a really good book that i'm reading and it's a mix between my favorite animal (a horse) and really sad parts which my aunt calls drama and that the book would be boring without drama. i guess drama helps the book a little bit. i'm hoping to see the movie but i'm debating because my grandma says horses die in it.

Dec 17, 2011
by: Kaycee

I REALLY want to read this book, I might go see the movie. Even though I've never read it, I recommend it! Haha.

Dec 16, 2011
by: Anonymous

wow we read this book and it is heartwarming and a true classic.

Dec 15, 2011
Emotional and Beautiful :)
by: Olive

This book really made me love horses all over again :) It's like a shorter, more kid friendly version of Black Beauty. But with it's own twist. Makes you look into a horses eyes and think, 'What have you been through?' I HIGHLY recommend this book, I read it in 4th grade and i'm 12 now, but i still love this book :) Really a visual read. Can't wait to see the movie!!

Nov 07, 2011
by: Anonymous

this is a great book for all ages. MUST READ!

Nov 02, 2011
by: FireHorse13

I LOVE this book.

Oct 07, 2011
A book for everyone
by: HorsecrazyhorseEmy

this book is amazing. If you love black beauty, you will love this book!! It's not gorry the other horses mentioned are so cute and beautiful. If you are truly, fanatically, horse crazy, you will love this book. it's also going to be in theaters soon! This book is for everyone. It's historically accurate, has beautiful horses, it's a wonderful story and we as horse owners feel about our horses.

Sep 23, 2011
by: Anonymous

I love, love, love this book. I have it and it's my fave. I have read it tons of times. It's sad and it still makes me cry but I love the ending, it's a must read book.

Sep 15, 2011
by: horsecrazy#1

My friend took this book and I want it BACK!

Jul 25, 2011
by: Anonymous

This book is probably one of my favorite books. It is sad when Joey is torn away from Albert to work in the war but I love how it turns out in the end. If you haven't read this book you may think it's too sad and it is really sad. BUT it turns out really happy in the end and if you love horses and books it is a MUST read!

Jul 19, 2011
tears from my eyes!!!
by: alice

when my birthday happens and i get the book war horse i will read it all day and night. it sounds so sad but i will be excited to read it. also i am a huge fan of horses. to me horses are a symbols of respect courage being free and trust. so war horse would be the book for me. the book sound so sad!!!!!

Jan 29, 2011
by: Crier

I love horses if I read this book I will cry a lot!!!!

I REALLY want to read it. I guess I will have to hold back the tears!!!


Jan 29, 2011
fave book ! =)
by: XxRhiannonxX

i love this book, but it makes me cry every time, both for good and bad reasons =')

Jan 21, 2011
by: Horse_Mad_Milly

i love this book so much...xxx!!
in feb 2011 i'm going to see the show at the theater in London!!!!!!!!!!!!................xxxxxx
i love the author too!

Dec 13, 2010
I READ THIS BOOK 13 times!
by: Anonymous

I LOVE THIS BOOK!! it's heart warming in every way!!

Nov 26, 2010
by: Anonymous

you can't say "i never read it" and then rate it. you just can't. really.

Aug 05, 2010
by: Anonymous

this book is amazing!
it does have some sad bits but it does finish happily.

A Must Read!

May 31, 2010
I love this book!
by: treacle

I love this book, it is really good but sad. It is happy at the end buta very touching story. Everybody please read if u are horse crazy lovers!

Jul 16, 2009
Joey Forever
by: sarah

This book is great, I thought it is not here, its a sad story.

Jun 15, 2009
love it
by: krystal

I have started reading this book and so far its really good and I can't wait to finsh it I will tell you more about
it when I finsh it.

May 29, 2009
love it
by: crystal routen

omg this is such a good book a had 2 bye it

Jan 26, 2009
I ¢¾ This book
by: Anonymous

i have this book and have read it 15 times, for all ages

Nov 25, 2008
by: Windcall

Very funny, Summer! I had never even heard of Michael Murpurgo, but now I'm afraid to check them out!

Actually, this sounds like a pretty cool book. I'll have to see if the library we use has it! Don't worry, I promise to comment again after I have read the book, just to show you what I think!

Windcall *:-)

Nov 16, 2008
by: Summer

I've never read this book and I don't think i want to 'coz most of Michael Morpurgo's war books have a sad ending

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