A Horse Called Hero

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A Horse Called Hero

By Sam Angus

Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9781250045089, 296pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014


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?

About the Author
Sam Angus grew up in Spain. She studied literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and taught A-level English before becoming a ski-wear designer. She lives between London and Exmoor with an improvident quantity of children, horses, and dogs. "Soldier Dog" is her first novel.

Praise For A Horse Called Hero

"There's plenty of food for thought here - for example, the issues of mine worker's rights and war opposition - but readers will remember best the determined boy's passion for his beloved horse." - Booklist