War Horse featuring Michael Morpurgo
The ultimate edition of the story that inspired an internationally successful stage play and celebrated motion picture by Steven Spielberg. War Horse, by children’s author Michael Morpurgo, is now enriched for iPad by a musical performance, audiobook, interactive timeline and expert interviews.
At the beginning of World War I, Albert sees his beloved horse, Joey, sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Too young to join the Army, Albert nevertheless sets out to find his friend, who has been thrust into fighting on both sides of the frontline. Charging through gunfire and hauling ambulances through mud, Joey’s loyalty and gentle spirit never waver. This is a story of bravery, kindness and friendship surviving in the toughest times.
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE
Watch the author bring the characters to life in an 80-minute video performance of the story, accompanied by folk musicians. Join in the singing by following the synchronised script, or immerse yourself in the show with a full-screen view.
AN AMAZING INTERACTIVE TIMELINE
Explore the real stories behind War Horse with a timeline set alongside the beautifully illustrated novel. The timeline presents the key events of the war, including America’s decisive involvement in 1917, and brings you closer than ever to the life of a World War I soldier – through images, rotatable objects, video, letters, and dramatically narrated quotes and poems.
INVESTIGATE THE LIFE OF A SOLDIER
What was it like in the trenches? What did the soldiers wear? Why are tanks called tanks? The author and six experts are on hand to give video insights about life in the trenches, and the inspiration for the book. Many of the interviews and photographs were captured in the English village of Iddesleigh, where the novel begins and ends.