Farm Boy (Paperback)
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Farm Boy (Paperback)

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Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 29/09/2011
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The magical sequel to `War Horse', soon to be a major motion picture.

Joey was the last working horse on the farm, and the apple of Grandpa's eye. In War Horse, Joey was sent away from the farm to be a warhorse in WWI. Grandpa had joined the cavalry in order to find, and fight, with Joey. Farm Boy brings us forward fifty years with Grandpa not only telling his grandson, Joey's story but also a `shameful secret' which he has held for years...

The story is set in Iddesleigh in Devon and lovingly evokes the bonds between farm and farmer; grandson and grandfather. The spirit of rural life is superbly captured in both Michael Morpurgo's writing and Michael Foreman's illustrations. An irresistible title from acclaimed author-illustrator partnership.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007450657
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 120 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`Here is a very important book, combining the very best of storytelling and illustration.'
JUNIOR EDUCATION

`If there are such things as contemporary classics, then this, surely is one of them.'
Daily Mail

Praise for SHADOW:
"As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope." - Amanda Craig, The Times

"passionate and touching" - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

Praise for AN ELEPHANT IN THE GARDEN:
"This is a handsome, very pickupable book. Brightly and informatively jacketed, its text punctuated by lovely, fluid ink and wash illustrations by Michael Foreman, it deserves a prominent place on school library bookshelves and, if there is any justice in the world, in bookshops."
Guardian

"A thrilling and moving new novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion!" Waterstones

"For readers aged eight and over, this captivating novel offers an insight into how Hitler came to power, refracted through the gaze of the young narrator."
Telegraph

"Following the stage success of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo returns with another gem in his animals in war series, An Elephant in the Garden."
Telegraph

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“Average”

This book is a very quick read. I personally read it within an hour.The book itself had a good story line introducing War Horse. Reading this book will help you understand war horse so much better.Do read this one... More

Paperback edition
12th May 2012
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“Average”

I read this book within a hour,It is rather touching but they're isn't a lot of writing. The pictures resemble most of the words due to its ordinary and basic story line. I would recommend this book to... More

Paperback edition
26th February 2012
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“Don't bother”

Nice enough children's book but not really worth bothering about. All you really need to know is that Joey lived contentedly to a ripe old age

Paperback edition
24th February 2012
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