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War Horse

Before the Steven Spielberg film, before the National Theatre production, there was the classic children's novel...
In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times. One horse has the seen the best and the worst of humanity. The power of war and the beauty of peace. This is his story.
War Horse was adapted by Steven Spielberg as a major motion picture with Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The National Theatre production opened in 2007 and has enjoyed successful runs in the West End and on Broadway.
A great way of introducing young readers to the realities of WWI. Look out for Morpurgo's other war books including Friend or Foe, Waiting for Anya, King of the Cloud Forestsand An Eagle in the Snow.
War Horse is a story of universal suffering for a universal audience by a writer who 'has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers' (The Guardian).
Michael Morpurgo has written more thanone hundredbooks for childrenand won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.
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Michael Morpurgo OBE was born in 1943 in St Albans and was educated at Kings Canterbury, Sandhurst and Kings College London. He taught for ten years in both state and private schools and is married with three children and six grandchildren.
His first book was published in 1975 and he has since published over 100 titles. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. Michael's books have also been adapted for film and the stage, including most recently the National Theatre's enormously successful production ofWar Horse.
Together with his wife Clare he founded Farms for City Children, an educational charity, in 1976. The organisation now runs three farms welcoming over 3,000 children a year. In 1999 he was awarded an MBE for services to youth, and in 2006 he was awarded an OBE.
His books have won the Whitbread Award (The Wreck Of Zanzibar), the Smarties Book Prize (The Butterfly Lion), the Children's Book Award (Kensuke's Kingdom) and Cercle D'Or Prix Sorciere (King Of The Cloud Forests), the Blue Peter Book Award and the Califonia Young Reader Medal (Private Peaceful), the Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award (Alone On A Wide Wide Sea) and several have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003-2005.
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Michael Morpurgo is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. He has written more than forty books for children, including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011.

He has won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.He received an OBE in December 2006 for his services to literature.
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Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz Ja i
Seitenzahl 192 (Printausgabe)
Altersempfehlung ab 10
Erscheinungsdatum 01.01.2011
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781405249331
Verlag Egmont UK Ltd
Dateigröße 1439 KB
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Black Beauty im I. Weltkrieg
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 11.09.2017
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Ein Buch aus der Sicht des Pferdes gab es schonmal, das ist richtig, allerdings funktioniert auch War Horse als Geschichte ebenso gut wie schon Black Beauty. Aus der naiven, treuherzigen Sicht des Tieres bekommen viele Situationen einfach einen besonders emotionalen Wert. Trotz der geschichtlichen Thematik ein Buch für Zwischendurch.

Beindruckende Geschichte
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Sargans am 20.02.2014
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Das Buch ist sehr interessant, es ist sehr bewegend geschrieben. Die Geschichte handelt um eine tragische Story im zweiten Weltkrieg. Es ist sehr spannend und lohnt sich zum Lesen. Reclam-Bücher sind ideal für B1-C1 Englisch-Sprechende.

Sehr gutes Buch
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Meitingen am 09.02.2012
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Ich wuerde 'War Horse' definitiv weiter empfehlen. Eine sehr bewegende Geschichte fuer jederman. Ich selbst werde sie auch noch viele male lesen.