A Horse Called Hero

3.8 based on 140 ratings & 26 reviews on Goodreads.com

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 . . .

New title from Soldier Dog author with much appeal to Morporgo fans. Great writing, heroic animals and wartime adventure.
The Bookseller’s Buyers Guide
This book is full of suspense, sorrow and mystery. If you like books like War Horse then you will enjoy this book. I really enjoyed this story and really identified with the characters.
First News
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

About Sam Angus

Sam Angus was born in Italy, grew up in France and Spain and was educated rather haphazardly in most of these countries, at many different schools. She was asked to leave at least one school. She studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge where she kept a dog until he was discovered being smuggled out of college in a laundry basket. So she was summoned and asked to leave Cambridge too. Unless the dog left, in which case she might stay. " " " " She taught A level English before spending a decade in the fashion industry and now writes full time. " " " " She lives between Exmoor and London with improvident numbers of children, dogs and horses.

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