My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A very touching and sensitive story involving the friendship between a former British farmer and his horse. With the beginning of World War I, both friends have a separate life in France but the destiny bring them together with all the suffering which came by the end of this War.
Another two sensitive books with similar subject should be mentioned here: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell and Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. In the latest, the horse is not a character/narrator himself as opposite of the first two books mentioned here.
- War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo (areytread.wordpress.com)
- Meet the man behind War Horse (blogs.abc.net.au)
- Bookchoice for May: Warhorse Michael Morpurgo (southleedscommunityradio.wordpress.com)
- War Horse author Michael Morpurgo to turn First World War battlefield into a theatre (telegraph.co.uk)
- WAR HORSE Author Michael Morpurgo’s New Work Set for Ypres on WWI Centenary; Virginia McKenna Joins Cast (broadwayworld.com)
- War Horse author Michael Morpurgo to turn WWI battlefield into a theatre (warhistoryonline.com)
- Michael Morpurgo: my favourite children’s books (telegraph.co.uk)