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A great sequel,
This review is from: Farm Boy (Paperback)
I read this when we did Readathon at school. I'm in year 8.
This fun filled book by Michael Morpurgo is the sequel to the major motion picture: War Horse. Joey (the War Horse) and his owner, Albert, have had their story, now Albert's great grandson can have his. Albert's son isn't able to read (long after Albert is dead), so Albert's great grandson helps him. Albert's great grandson's Grandpa is Albert's son. So, when Grandpa's wife finds out, she helps him to read. However, halfway through teaching him, she dies. Grandpa thinks his wife would want him to carry on learning, so he bets his grandson £100 that he can read an Agatha Christie book before Christmas if he teaches him. When his grandson leaves to go home, after being a farm boy for a month, he finds an envelope in his bag. It holds £100 as promised and a note. The note says Grandpa has not only read the book, but written his own story. His story is about his father Albert and his horse Joey, after the original War Horse story.
I would recommend this book because it is very heart-warming, but it would be best to see or read War Horse first, then read the sequel.