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War Horse - Online Book Club


Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!


"War Horse" by Michael Morpurgo


“A powerful tale of war, redemption and a hero's journey. In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?”


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author, war horses, and World War I:


Michael Morpurgo’s website:

https://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/


War Horse fandom wiki:

https://warhorse.fandom.com/wiki/


Amblin Entertainment’s page on the movie adaptation of War Horse:

https://amblin.com/movie/war-horse/


History.com’s page on World War I:

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/world-war-i-history


World War 1 Centennial’s site on the animals who served in the war:

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/the-animals.html


Site honoring Warrior, a real-life war horse:

https://www.warriorwarhorse.com/


Included as well: a word search, a war horse coloring page, and a “Report from the Battlefields” writing activity.








We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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