A Horse Called Hero

Sam Angus

Ages 9-12
3.88 based on 218 ratings & 37 reviews on Goodreads.com
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29 August 2013
9781447235774
288 pages
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 . . .

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.

Reader Review - 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