A Horse Called Hero

3.85 based on 182 ratings & 33 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 29.08.2013
ISBN: 9781447241379
Number of pages: 0

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

I gave the book five out of five because of the front cover and also because of the characters.

I think the book cover looks very sad. Because the person who has drawn it has used nice dark shades. To make you think that it is very sad

Schools Book Club