Realistically sculpted in 1:12 scale and hand-painted. This model is supplied with a copy of Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse. Michael Morpurgo's WAR HORSE is the internationally acclaimed children's book that tells the story of the First World War as seen through the eyes of a horse named Joey, and Albert, the boy who loves him. Published in 1982, WAR HORSE begins in England, where Joey is sold to the cavalry by Albert's hard-up father, leaving Albert heartbroken, but determined to get his horse back. Murpurgo's compelling tale follows Joey and Albert from separation to reunion on an incredible journey filled with peril, heartache, hope and humanity. In October 2007, WAR HORSE was brought to life on the stage at London's National Theatre, using larger than real life 'puppets' for the horses, a brilliant collaboration by the Handspring Puppet Company and directors Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. The production moved to the West End in 2009, and it opened in New York City in April 2011. WAR HORSE also attracted the attention of acclaimed director Steven Spielberg whose live action film WAR HORSE, filmed entirely in England, opened Christmas Day 2011.