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War Horse

War Horse
 

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches.

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ISBN 9781405255431
Published 1 November 2010 by Egmont UK Ltd
Format Hardback, Special edition
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Author(s) By Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrated by Place, Francois
Availability Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781405255431
ISBN-10 1405255439
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
Imprint Egmont Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 November 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Special edition
Edition Special edition
Author(s) By Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrated by Place, Francois
Category Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 404g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 250167

Description of this Book

A stunning wartime classic. 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. 'The bedlam of battle had begun. All around me men cried and fell to the ground, and horses reared and screamed in an agony of fear and pain. The shells whined and roared overhead, and every explosion seemed like an earthquake to us.' 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

ard and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. He started the charity Farms for City Children in 1976 with his wife, Clare, aimed at relieving the poverty of experience many young children feel in inner city and urban areas. Michael is also a patron of over a dozen other charities. Living in Devon, listening to Mozart and working with children have provided Michael with the ideas and incentive to write his stories. He spends half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories for children. For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out - the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers. Michael received an OBE in December 2006 for his services to literature.

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