Farm Boy : The Sequel to War Horse

by Michael Morpurgo


Scholastic Press
November 2011


Fiction
Ages 8 – 12 . Grades 3 – 7

Lexile measure: 740L


Farm Boy is the heartwarming sequel to War Horse, the beloved novel that has been made into a hit play and a major motion picture.

For years, Joey was a war horse, pulling ambulance carts and artillery through the battlefields of World War I. When he finally returned home to Albert and the farm, he was treated like a hero. But his adventures had only just begun.

Now, generations later, Albert's son loves to tell his own grandson stories about the remarkable horse. He tells him of Joey's feats in the war, and of the time when the family risked everything betting that Joey could win a daring race. As he tells the stories, he slowly reveals a shameful secret--a secret that he's kept to himself for years.

This charming book speaks to the bond between generations, and captures the spirit of rural life and the love of horses.
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Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo, former Children's Laureate of Britain, is the author of War Horse, called "Superb" by the New York Times Book Review, and now a major motion picture. His other prize-winning books include Kensuke's Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Michael lives in England, with his wife, Clare. Together, they founded the charity Farms for City Children, which gives children from urban areas an opportunity to spend a week working on a farm. Learn more at michaelmorpurgo.org.

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