Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945)
112 pgs
Age 14 and up

Old Major a boar on the Manor Farm gets things in motion by teaching his fellow animals a song called Best of England.   This fills the hearts for the animals with a yearning to live in a society where they are free from humans.  Old Major dies shortly after.  Napoleon, Snowball,  and Squealer pick up where Old Major leaves off.  The animals take the farm over.  They create Animalism Which has seven rules or commandments basically declaring humans and human behavior as unacceptable.  all starts off well but as history tells us ideas set on the ideal society has a way of going askew.  Napoleon gets power hungry and set a plan in motion to get rid of Snowball.  Once Snowball is gone things just keep going downhill. Read to see what power trips Napoleon goes on.

Fun facts:

George Orwell is a pen name the author’s real name is Eric Blair

This book was banned in the USSR because it is anti-Communist until the 1980s

It was at one point also banned in the USA

The book was made into a movie in 1954 and 1999.  Here is a trailer for the 1999 version:

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