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War Horse

War Horse

by Michael Morpurgo

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Joey is a warhorse, but he wasn't always. Once, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War I came storming through and everything changed. Albert's father sells Joey to the army where the beautiful, red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off of battlefields.

Amongst the clamoring of guns and slogging through the cold mud, Joey wonders if the war will ever end. And if it does, will he ever find Albert again?

 

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
6
Lexile Measure
1090L
DRA
70
Guided Reading
Z
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
176
Genre
Adventure, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo Michael Morpurgo is the author of Private Peaceful, Kensuke's Kingdom, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, and War Horse.

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