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A Horse Called Hero

For ages 9-11
3.87 based on 192 ratings & 36 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

It is 1940. As the Second World War escalates and London becomes a target for German bombs, Dodo and her horse-mad little brother Wolfie are evacuated to the country, away from everything they know. After weeks of homesick loneliness, they come across an orphaned foal. They name the horse Hero for surviving against the odds and together they raise him, train him, and learn to ride.

Their days are suddenly full of life and excitement again, but the shadow of war looms over their peaceful existence, and soon Hero must live up to his name . . .

In the media

By combining real historical events with the interplay between child and beast, Angus has hit a formula that resonates with children from all backgrounds.
The Telegraph
Immaculately researched and based on true events, Angus's novel has all the warmth, charm and poignancy of The Railway Children and is a wonderful addition to children's wartime classic fiction.
Lancashire Evening Post
An entertaining read and the inclusion of emotional letters from father to son brings the story to life and will melt the hardest heart
The Guardian Children's Books