Win a copy of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse

I’ve been a huge fan of Michael Morpurgo for years.  Every single book of his that I’ve read has been brilliant.  His book, War Horse, was one of them that I hadn’t read until recently but I wanted to before I saw the movie.  I’m one of those people who has to read the book before I see the movie otherwise the book is ruined for me.

I can’t wait to see the movie because it looks like Steven Spielberg has stayed true to the story and the cast looks amazing.  Just watching the trailer nearly made me cry so I’m sure the movie will be a tear-jerker.

I have a copy of the movie tie-in edition of Michael Morpurgo’s book to give away.  All you have to do to get in the draw is tell me what is your favourite kids/family movie based on a book?  Just leave a comment on this post with your name and email address (so I can contact you if you win).

Thanks to those who entered.  The winner of the copy of War Horse is Clare.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet check it out:

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4 responses to “Win a copy of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse

  1. Clare Svott

    Marley and Me! I know, I know – sappy and sentimental – but anyone who has been owned by a dog can so relate to the trials, tribulations, and total devotion and adoration depicted in this story. Happy, sad, frustrating and mad – and everything in-between – and just sooooo cute! Loved the story in the book AND the movie – laughed till my sides ached, and suffered through leaky eye syndrome, especially at The End. War Horse looks like it will tug at my heartstrings in much the same way. That unique kind of love is eternally special, and timeless, and totally universal …

    • zackids

      I can only watch about 3/4 of Marley and Me! When it gets towards the end I know what’s going to happen and end up balling my eyes out. The same happened when I went to see Red Dog just before Christmas. There’s definitely something about animal movies (especially ones with dogs) that really tug at my heart strings.

  2. Clare Scott

    Sorry, name should read Clare Scott

  3. Have to admit that the movie version of Anne of Green Gables met my exacting standards– I must have read the book 80 times and Megan Follows was the Anne that I imagined. I’m not sure if I can watch the movie of War Horse (too sad!) but my students do love the book.

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