“Joey, the horse, was taken away from his mother at a very young age. He now lives on a farm and thinks he belongs there. Unfortunately, when the war starts, he gets sold to the army to help fight the war. He witnesses his own rider get killed right on top of him and many other horses and soldiers parish. He goes through a lot.
The author, Michael Morpurgo is a great writer, as he tells the story from the perspective of a horse, which is a very original idea. It explains the thoughts of the horse which makes the book very unique. Morpurgo has written many other books like: "Friend or Foe", "The White Horse of Zennor", and "Why the Whales Came". This book is very interesting.
This book is recommended for readers over the age of 8 because of the sadness and violence in the book. It also has big words that could be confusing to younger readers. This book is really worth reading. There are also a lot of metaphors that some readers might not understand. This is a very different and interesting book.”
“A beautiful story of friendship and courage in the face of hardship. Children are able to cope with the level of violence depicted in the story, as a lot of the "gory" details are left to the imagination. Not one for a book/movie comparison though - the movie is far more graphic than anything described in the book.
An amazing adventure that will leave you teary one minute, then smiling with joy the next. ”
“it is the most amazing touching beautiful story with such a brave and courageous horse who will stop at nothing to find his friend again”Claire wrote this review Saturday, March 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book meant a lot to me. First of all because it involves a horse, but for another reason was the whole message. You know, boy gets a newhorse, has to give it up, but then gets reunited with it after many years and takes it back home. I'll admit that I actually cried because it was so touching(: Yeah...I have a soft spot for horses! But anyway, I just really loved this book. And I've also seen the movie..I have the book and the movie. I've read this book like legit...6or maybe even more times andI've watched the movie almost 4 times I think. But yeah aaaanyway, This was justareally good book!”KAYLA wrote this review Thursday, March 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book in language arts!”2019ddebolt wrote this review Wednesday, March 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Joey is one of the many horses witnessing the terrible battles in france. But somehow he has a way of comforting those around him in the midst of raging battle...”Hannah H wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read it to my 8 year old. Touching story of a young man and his horse. Morpurgo at his best. Again!. Somehow it all mixes up in my memory with Siegfried Sassoon's Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man.”David Morris wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Emotional but loving story of Joey , a horse who`s journey from living on a farm in England to surviving the terror of WW1 through his eyes. Even thou it was written for children, you can still imagine the hardship they all went through. ”Joanne wrote this review Sunday, March 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think it is so sad!!! I really miss some characters in the book that died :( I think people should read this book to see what war is in a point of horses. ”Roxy McFuzz wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No