Friday, November 18, 2011

War Horse

Just a quickie post to say that we are Lov-Ing the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.  We are using it as a read-aloud after lunch each day and hope to finish it this week.  It is very engaging, moves along at a nice pace and of course, is coming out in movie-form Christmas Day!  Steven Speilberg has his golden touch on this film, so I'm pretty excited to take my boys to see it.  We always go to the movies on Christmas evening after all of the holiday hoopla dies down.  This will probably be our movie!

War Horse is a wonderful story about Joey, a horse once cared for by the son of an alcoholic farmer, then sold to the English Army.  I won't give away any more, but I will just say that having the horse as the narrator really makes you think about all the cavalry horses and their lives that were sacrificed alongside their fallen riders in so many wars throughout history.  I have had to gain my composure many times while reading.  Very, very moving so far. 

It is available in your local bookstore in paperback.  There is a movie adaptation cover, but I like this one:

So....whatcha' reading this week with your kiddos?


my3sonsrn said...

Hey Kim,

I have to admit that I don't get a chance to read to my boys as much as I'd like to because of my part-time job. Since we have off of school this week, I decided to read L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" and if they like it, the rest of the trilogy!

Thanks for sharing, I'll have to check "War Horse" out of the library.



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