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War Horse

War Horse


by Michael Morpurgo

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(2) Sea Level

Even if this is your first day at the rodeo, you won't have any trouble with War Horse. Our horse narrator, Joey, uses basic vocabulary and a pretty simple sentence structure. Reading this book is more like riding a Merry-Go-Round than a bucking bronco. But that's not to say you won't be confronted with challenging themes, sadness, and the horrors of war. Seriously, you better pack your tissues.

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