- The children’s novel War Horse by Michael Morpurgo was first
published this year. The story follows a boy named Albert and a horse named
Joey after they are separated at the outbreak of World War I. The novel won a
Whitbread Book Award, a prize given to authors in Great Britain and Ireland (now known as the Costa
Book Award.) A stage adaptation of the novel debuted in London in 2007 and came to Broadway in 2010,
where it earned sever Tony Awards. A film adaptation is due out in December
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In the Pages of Horse Illustrated
Years before Young Rider magazine existed, Horse Illustrated had a Young Riders section in each issue. In January/February 1982, one of our young readers wrote in telling the story of how she learned the hard way that barbed wire is not appropriate fencing for horses. Nearly 30 years later, we still like to remind our readers of this fact every time we run an article about pastures or fencing. If we’ve told you once, we’ve told you a thousand times…
Go back to the Horse Illustrated 35th Anniversary main page.
After reading an article about War Horse on Broadway, I was so intrigued I just had to read the book!