War Horse

War Horse

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Michael Morpurgo's classic tale, capturing the power of the human spirit.Beautifully performed by Dan Stevens, `War Horse' has taken the world by storm. First published back in 1982, the book was adapted to the stage and was performed at the National Theatre and on Broadway.At the outbreak of World War 1, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.show more

Product details

  • Downloadable audio file
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0007357451
  • 9780007357451

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Praise for Michael Morpurgo:"Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." Guardian"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." Daily Telegraph"There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." Daily Express"Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skillful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative"Elizabeth Reilly, British Council"The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." Guardianshow more

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include `Shadow', `A Medal for Leroy' and `Little Manfred'.His novel `War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.show more

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32,105 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 40% (12,987)
4 37% (12,039)
3 17% (5,595)
2 4% (1,169)
1 1% (315)
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