A Horse Called Hero

3.86 based on 185 ratings & 34 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

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


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 . . .

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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
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
New title from Soldier Dog author with much appeal to Morporgo fans. Great writing, heroic animals and wartime adventure.
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