Joey is a warhorse, but he wasn’t always. Once, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War I came storming through and everything changed. Albert’s father sells Joey to the army where the beautiful, red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off of battlefields. Amongst the clamoring of guns and slogging through the cold mud, Joey wonders if the war will ever end. And if it does, will he ever find Albert again?
Term 1 2013
I AM NUMBER FOUR Series
We didn't actually watch the movie in class but many of us had either seen the movie before or watched it during the holidays. It was a great to be able to compare the movie with the novel. We were surprised how different the movie was from the novel.
In class we are reading the novel Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. It is a great story and the book also lets us practice predicting, questioning and imaging. Running Wild has also made us curious about our world which has been the base of many little challenges that we individually have looked further into.