“Audio book narrated by John Keating
On the eve of WW I, Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the British Army, tearing him away from the young boy who has been his faithful companion, Albert. Joey goes through extensive training to make him into a cavalry horse, then is sent to the front, where he proves himself courageous and strong – a true war horse. The novel follows Joey as he is captured by the Germans, finds a kind French farmer to care for him, and eventually makes his way back to the British forces.
Keating does a fine job narrating the novel, which is told from Joey’s viewpoint. The book is suitable for children ages 9 and older, although there are some scenes of animal cruelty that may be distressing for younger or more sensitive readers.
Have you seen the movie? I didn't like it, it was too sad. Was the book sad?
I didn't find either the movie or the book particularly sad. There are some changes to the plot from book to movie (when aren't there changes?), but the ending is pretty similar.