There are lots of books I've read about World War I and from lots of perspectives. However, I've never read one from the perspective of a horse. Until today. War Horse is the story of Joey and Albert (Joey's the horse) and their friendship. Joey, unfortunately, goes off to World War I without Albert, who is too young at the time. In France, Joey experiences the horrible things that are now associated with World War I: trenches, mud, senseless death, injuries, cold and rain. It is a wonderful book, though at times, the writing was too simple and I had to remember that I was reading a children's book and the language had to match it. It was a very, very interesting read.