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Is Warhorse suitable for a 9yo?

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ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 28-Mar-11 21:47:03

I've heard it's very upsetting - Perhaps I should just read it first myself to find out?

Anyone else read it? Or have your DC read it?


sethstarkaddersmackerel Mon 28-Mar-11 21:48:32

I've read it, yes it is sad but not inappropriate.

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 28-Mar-11 22:46:35

Thanks ssam.

I'll give it a go.

Just a bit fed up with reading books before the DDs do.

I have a list that I'm trying to work throufh for me as well.

CoffeeGoneColdAgain Wed 30-Mar-11 11:49:05

Ds has just read this, he is just 11! he said it was a great book, was sad but not too upsetting!

Idratherbemuckingout Fri 01-Apr-11 17:51:58

Why not try The Midwinter Child - exciting and not sad!

CornishTwinMoominMamma Fri 01-Apr-11 21:24:28

It's a bit 'meh' actually - there are way better Morpurgos. I read it recently because I wanted to see the National Theatre production. It's fine for a nine year old but not particularly gripping.

chr0nic Mon 30-May-11 21:43:01

I thought it was great but really not suitable for a 9 year old. Not only is it terribly sad but there are some rather graphic battle descriptions in it and very explicit details of terrible suffering. I am also not sure that a 9 year old would understand the over-riding theme of the futility of war either. The theatre production is not recommended for kids under 11 I think.

Emzar Mon 30-May-11 23:10:45

I would be happy with a 9 year-old of mine reading it - there are descriptions of battles in it, but it's in no way gory or graphic.

madamehooch Tue 31-May-11 07:32:53

Get them 'Not Bad for a Bad Lad' by Morpurgo instead. No need to read that one first and it's wonderful!

mouseanon Tue 31-May-11 07:36:52

My 7 yr old has read it. Had some very searching questions about war after but wasn't upset by it.

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