"War Horse" Triumphs at the Tony Awards

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"War Horse" Triumphs at the Tony Awards

Link to War Horse in catalog

If you saw the recent Tony Awards ceremony on TV, you saw Neil Patrick Harris ride in on an extraordinary horse puppet from War Horse, which was awarded the 2011 Tony for Best Play, four additional Tonys, and a Special Award to the Handspring Puppet Company for the life-size  puppets created for the production. 

Link to National Velvet in catalog

The play is adapted from Michael Morpurgo's book of the same name chroniclingthe love between a boy and his horse and the bravery of cavalry soldiers andtheir mounts during World War I.  This book is on its way to joining Black Beauty, National Velvet and Seabiscuit as classic books about horses for all ages.

Link to Seabiscuit in catalog

Link to Black Beauty in catalog

 

From the library's collections, you can enjoy all four as print books; Black Beauty, National Velvet and Seabiscuit as films; and Black Beauty and Seabiscuit as recorded books.