War Horse

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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The moving story of a horse’s courage amid the deadly chaos of the First World War. In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of battle on the Western Front. With his officer, he bravely charges down the enemy, witnessing all the terror and horror of the frontline. Even in the desolation of the trenches, where death is always close at hand, Joey’s courage inspires the soldiers around him… Told with Michael Morpurgo’s characteristic skill and compassion, this heartwarming animal story is set against a vividly-evoked backdrop of trench warfare.

Product Details






Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

November 7th, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.9; Middle years; 6.0 points



UK edition


Michael Morpurgo

Photo of Michael Morpurgo


  1. Jaime Jaramillo Fernandez
    on 21 December 2012

    war horse

    War horse is a very good book and it will change people in there intrest of reading as it is enjoyabl .It begins with mother a drunk farther and albert who fell in love with a brave horse joey

    5 out of 5

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What kids think

  1. TwilightChick96
    on 8 March 2013

    Just amazing

  2. samcharlie123
    on 5 March 2013

    This book is a really touching story. It’s really sad in places. Personally, I think this one is my favourite Michael Morpurgo book.

    5 out of 5
  3. powerpush22
    on 19 February 2013

    It was really sad!

  4. lilskiloo
    on 18 January 2013

    amazing love the film too!

  5. trebleclef22
    on 28 June 2012

    I thought this book is absolutely great! it made me cry in a few places but at the end it is happy. Joey (Alberts horse) gets taken off by Alberts dad to volunteer to work in the war. Very tragic story but would reccomend to everyone! Happy reading!

    5 out of 5
  6. Becky3
    on 12 May 2012

    I loved this book,it was soooooooo sad and made me cry!

    1 out of 5
  7. hannah-maria
    on 25 April 2012

    A really touching story!;)

    5 out of 5
  8. www-hello-com
    on 5 March 2012

    War Horse is one of my favorite books. It is a bit sad but has a fantastic end! If you have not read it yet thenyou are missing out on a LOT!!!!

    5 out of 5
  9. nikki657
    on 3 March 2012

    It sounds and looks like a really good book. Im itching to read it

  10. mogsom
    on 3 March 2012

    it is about a horse

  11. Flissy22
    on 2 March 2012

    all my friend have read this and said it is rely sad but i still rely want to read it !!!

  12. svjimmy
    on 2 March 2012

    This book is totally incredible and near the end it made me cry. I’ve been to the see film and it’s different to the book. I like the book more.

  13. hamy1710
    on 1 March 2012

    Very good

  14. aeroaeromonkey
    on 1 March 2012

    This book was fantstic. I even saw the west end production and watch the film it was so good.

    5 out of 5
  15. dashernasher
    on 1 March 2012

    I loved this book i could not put it down it changed the way i thought about the horses in th war

    5 out of 5
  16. sweethart184
    on 25 February 2012

    i couldn’t put it dow amazing!!!

  17. missbieber4eva
    on 24 February 2012


    5 out of 5
  18. Booklover88
    on 5 February 2012

    I didn’t really enjoy this book, I found it lacking description and not very exciting. However, many people think it is a amazing novel, so I suggest you should give it a try: I did, but I just didn’t like it.

    2 out of 5
  19. strawberryfairy
    on 3 February 2012


    5 out of 5
  20. Madzie
    on 22 January 2012

    Very sad but excellent storyline. I would recommend this book to people aged 11-15 who like emotionally written books.

    4 out of 5
  21. lbs2000
    on 6 January 2012

    I love this book it is amazing!

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