A Horse Called Hero

A Horse Called Hero

Book - 2014
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On the brink of World War II, a family forced out of their London home flees to the country. Wolfie and his older sister Dodo are devastated to leave behind everything they've ever known, but they begin settling into their new life.

One day, they come across an orphaned fowl, which they raise as Hero, a strong and beautiful horse who lives up to his name when he saves the children from a fire.

Wolfie and Dodo find comfort in their new life, but the war is escalating quickly and horses are needed for combat. One night, Hero is stolen, and the children are shattered. Years then pass without any indication Hero will return. It's only when Wolfie becomes a stable hand that he discovers Hero has ended up working in the mines under terrible conditions. Then and there, Wolfie resolves to save Hero, a plan that places both of their lives in jeopardy. Together again, can they will survive?

Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, ©2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250045089
Characteristics: 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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"Incorporating details about pacifism, horse training, and the dangers facing coal miners, Angus's expansive novel expresses the confusion and far-reaching effects of war and the meaning of heroism." (Publishers Weekly)


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yellow_horse_495
Jun 26, 2017

The book was very good. It has sad parts in it but I did not cry though I never cry over books. If you like horse books than you might really enjoy this one. four stars!!!

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Apr 14, 2016

Very disappointing. Very boring, barely any action.

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