by Michael Morpurgo
(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.