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War Horse: The True Story (W/T) is the extraordinary and deeply moving story of the million British horses who served in WWI. The true story is even more epic than the new Spielberg feature film. … But the deep bond that developed between man and horse helped both survive the hell of the Somme and Passchendaele.
Parents need to know that Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the English children’s book and hit Broadway show, War Horse, depicts war in a realistic manner that’s too intense for younger kids.
The destrier is the best-known war horse of the medieval era. It carried knights in battles, tournaments, and jousts. … Most knights and mounted men-at-arms rode other war horses, such as coursers and rounceys. These three types of horse were often referred to generically as chargers.
25 – 30 years
The doctor decides to nurse Joey back to health. World War I ends, and Joey is ordered to be auctioned because only the horses of officers will return home. … The auction is won by Emilie’s grandfather, who tells Albert that Emilie has died and the horse is all he has left of her.
Joey and Topthorn are two of the last few survivors of the artillery-pulling team. One day, after drinking water with Joey, Topthorn dies from heart failure. The Allied artillery starts shelling right after the Germans and Friedrich is killed.
Topthorn is a strong stallion and he is colored raven black. He is a very comforting horse he is also strong-willed, amazingly loving, and is definitely built for the war. He is always beside Joey with his rider. He dies on the battlebitch.
In chapter seven, Joey is introduced to his new rider, Trooper Warren. Joey finds he is not a good rider but he is gentle and kind in the way he cares for Joey. As the winter sets in, the cavalry are used less and less. The days and nights are long, cold and wet but Joey and Topthorn make it through to the spring.
War HorseInterest LevelReading LevelATOSGrades 4 – 8Grades 6 – 125.9
NovelFictionChildren’s literatureWar story