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ABOUT WAR HORSE
War Horse is the story of a young man named Albert and his beloved horse Joey that is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France at the outbreak of World War I. Joey's rider, Captain Nicholls, is killed while riding Joey - leaving the poor horse to run wild in the midst of enemy fire, death, and disease. Fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, being utilized by both sides at different times before finding himself alone again, and in "No Man's Land." Back home, Albert cannot forget Joey, and since he is still not old enough to enlist in the British Army, he embarks on a dangerous quest to locate his beloved horse and bring him safely home.
Michael Morpurgo - born October 5, 1943 in St Albans, Hertfordshire - is an English author, poet, and playwright, known best for his work in children's literature. The author of War Horse, Morpurgo enjoyed great success with his original work, and has seen his vision come to life in the stage play adapted by Nick Stafford, and the upcoming film brought to the big screen by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Productions...