Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. In the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him. In this beautiful edition of War Horse, Rae Smith's extraordinary illustrations bring to life a story of war and reconciliation with stunning vitality. War Horse has sold over a million copies and been adapted into a hit stage show and an Oscar-nominated feature film directed by Stephen Spielberg. This edition features the remarkable artwork of Olivier award-winning Rae Smith, the stage designer of the award-winning National Theatre production which is currently showing around the world.
Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. Michael has written more than forty books and 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. His novels have been adapted for film (My Friend Walter, Why the Whales Came) and stage (including, Kensuke's Kingdom for the Polka Theatre and Why the Whales Came for Alibi). Michael received an OBE in December 2006 for his services to literature.