By: George Orwell
Ages: Grade 7+
This is a great, short book that discusses the allegorical tale to the Russian Revolution. The story takes on the role of the major Russian leaders through different animals, specifically pigs. These pigs become to "brains" of the farm, as they take over the property and remove the human farmer. With all the animals involved in the revolution, they begin to blindly follow a certain pig. After a while, and much plotting, the pigs revolt against each other and a new leader is made. This new leader is well guarded and is dedicated to using tactics to convince the animals to do things. Over time, the farm animals become concerned and that's when this story really starts to get extra juicy. This story is great for younger kids, as they can pick it up and enjoy the story. Older kids, specifically those interested in history can read this text and see the resemblance between true history and the plot. This is an excellent book for all ages. Enjoy!
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