"DreamWorks Pictures' "War Horse," director Steven Spielberg's epic adventure, is a tale of loyalty, hope and tenacity set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War." (YouTube)
Based on the 1982 novel by English author, poet, playwright and award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo. It is one of his most celebrated novels (turned celebrated stage play) and was runner-up for the Whitbread Book Award (now the Costa Book Awards) in 1982.
Amazingly, Michael has written more than 120 books and has released at least one new work consistently every year since 1974.