War Horse

War Horse

Book - 2011
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World War I has started and the military needs horses to move equipment, charge the enemy, and carry wounded soldiers off the battlefield. Joey, a farm horse is sold to the Army. Joey misses the farmer's son, Albert, and spends the war years wondering if the war will ever end and if he will ever see Albert again.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scholastic, [2011], c1982
ISBN: 9780545403351
Branch Call Number: J MOVIE TIE-IN
Characteristics: 165 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: War horse (Motion picture)

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VaughanPLDonnalee Sep 25, 2018

War Horse is an excellent book. This book looks at World War 1 through the eyes of a horse who was reluctantly part of the war. It is a great book for introducing children to the horror of war, because it presents difficult subject matter in a sensitive and age-appropriate way. This is also a great book for encouraging empathy for animals. The book is fairly short and easy to read, but it packs a lot of impact and content into a very accessible narrative.

Berlysbooks Nov 17, 2017

This book details the difficult lives of horses drafted into the service for WWI from the perspective of one of these horses. Used like vehicles, pushed beyond their limits of endurance, carrying soldiers and pulling supplies through mud and freezing rain, the horses suffer in this book and some die, but it’s not all sad and this is a fantastic read: a realistic glimpse into the frontlines and the sacrifices made by horses forced to serve alongside soldiers.

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jleeck
Oct 04, 2017

I have read this book once for myself, once to a classroom, and once for my own children. I cried all three times. Great story for grade school aged kids.

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captain_9
Mar 17, 2017

Amazing story. I love how it is from the point of view of a horse. It is so innocent. I also love the neutrality of the book. Must read!

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CroatiaVisit
Mar 17, 2017

Great historical fiction

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Dec 21, 2016

A great book that I read myself and have seen it being read in reading groups! Touching story that is a pleasure to read!

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Wildflower238
May 29, 2016

This is a really great book.

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GeorgieShafrenek
Aug 18, 2015

I read this before I saw the movie, and I hate to say it, but the movie was far better. I loved it though. A good book, easy read, but too much bad language for the age it was meant for.

sofialaveta Sep 05, 2014

This is one of the best books that I have read. I must admit that I usually read Sci-Fi or fantasy books but this is one that made my top ten. Even higher than Harry Potter!

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nat_cyr0
Feb 01, 2014

Absolutely loved this book, Joey the horse touched so may people, in so many different ways.

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captain_9
Mar 17, 2017

captain_9 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

angiem99 Apr 30, 2013

angiem99 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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jcx16
Aug 06, 2012

jcx16 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Jul 07, 2012

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needleninja
Jul 21, 2011

"Joey is a war horse, but he wasn't always. Once, long ago, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War 1 came along and changed everything. Albert's father sell 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. Among the clamoring of guns, and plodding through the cold mud, Joey wonders if the war will ever end. And if it does, will he ever find Albert again?"

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