Published: October 2011
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.
Watch this fantastic video of Michael Morpurgo reading from Farm Boy, the sequel to War Horse.
Tuesday, 3rd January 2012
Farm Boy, first staged in Edinburgh in August last year by touring company New Perspectives, is playing to packed houses at off-Broadway venue 59E59 Theaters in New York’s Upper East Side, not far from where the Tony-award winning New York production of War Horse is being staged. War Horse is still also playing to packed houses in London’s West End.
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This is a heartwarming and beautiful sequel to an incredible book! A Lovely tale of how family and trust can rule out hate, and how sticking to old ways can sometimes be better then changing to new.
I have only just started reading this book and already I know it will be a brill book!Any book by Michael Morpurgo is a great book especially Farm boy!
i’ve finished ‘born to run’ and im going to read ‘farm boy’ next.
Saffron Brown says:
An amazing sequel to War Horse, couldn’t be happier that Farm Boy’s been published. Its so great, i reccomended it to my friend and she’s now reading it and loving every bit of it as she does so!
Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo with Michael Foreman’s illustrations is just an outstanding book to read whoever you are and whatever you do ! All of Michael Morpurgo’s books are amazing because of the way that they are written. Michael Foreman’s illustrations are as fantastic as the book itself. Everything put together makes the book all unique so there is nothing else like it. This book really gets me that is why I just love it so much !
I love this book and I love War horse this book is amazing Michael. You are an amazing writer
jack paul jordan says:
I think your stories are really good and they have a lot of action.
I think your books inspire children and it is an amazing book and I hope you make some more war stories!
Beech Class at St Louis Primary, Newmarket says:
Beech Class thought that ‘Farm Boy’ was a great story because it had lots of interesting detail about the characters, the horses and the setting in Devon. We also like Mr Morpurgo’s writing style because he writes as if the characters are talking directly to the reader and he helps us learn about relationships between people but also between people and animals.
We thought the most exciting part was when Mr Medlicott and the Corporal had the ploughing race. We wanted Joey and Zoey to win! The only thing we found that make the book harder to read was that the characters didn’t have names.
We would recommend the book to all farmers and jockeys because they enjoy working with horses too. Thank you Mr Morpurgo for writing such interesting and exciting books.
I love Farm Boy, it is the perfect sequel to War Horse. I would recommend this book to anyone! I am doing a quiz on this book so I have lot of questions for the book!