Here is another one of Michael Morporgo’s sad and heroic stories. This book contains 181 pages of wonderful reading and is quite like his beautiful book The Butterfly Lion.
This story is about a beautiful red stallion named Joey on a quest to find his owner. His owner is a farmer boy named Albert desperate to become a soldier in the search for his horse. The book is set in amongst the First World War.
This book is quite confronting at first as the scenes in the war are not for young children. Parents need to know that the war scenes in the first few chapters contain blood and gunfire and a few deaths. This book is recommended for children over the age of 10.