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A Horse Called Hero

Info from the publisher

Sam Angus, A Horse Called Hero

Macmillan. ISBN: 9781447235774

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 didn't really like this book because there was not much of a story to it. I did not like that fact that the book ended with a cliff hanger.

 

Orla, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  6 out of 10

 

I highly enjoyed this book. I thought it was magnificent and if more books came out in this series I would love to read them aswell. I really encourage you to read this book and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

Megan, Other School  9 out of 10

 

I thought this book had a good story with some bits which made you think about how tough it was in those days and its a bit like war horse.

 

Ewan, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  7 out of 10

 

I think this book is good. I would recommend it if you like horses and sad stories. But it is overall a very good book.

 

Laura, Culleybackey College  7 out of 10

 

I have read all of the comments written about this book and I cannot fathom why some people don't like it!!! But of course all people are entitled to their own opinion. It has an extraordinary take on World War 2, a really great plot and excellent characters. I would definitely recommend this book to all animal lovers who enjoy reading.

 

Katie, Holy Trinity College, Cookstown  8 out of 10

 

not very good unfortunatly, it was quite dull and contentless. definatly not for me and i wouldnt reccomend it. perhaps a better story line and more point to the story would improve it.

 

jessica, Carrickfergus Grammar School  2 out of 10

 

One of the worst books I have ever read!The story plot was rather boring as it was based on children aimlessly wandering around the countryside freeing a horse and taking it with them on their pointless journey. Not for me unfortunately.

 

Matthew, Other School  1 out of 10

 

I enjoyed this book it was full of adventures and exciting to read .My favourite character is Wolfie because he is always determind to do things right and Hero is the perfect companion to Wolfie.

 

Leah, Culleybackey College  9 out of 10

 

This book was really sad but was really good with a good story line. I enjoyed it

 

Sunny, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  9 out of 10

 

I really like the story I found it very exciting and tense and times. Although I do feel that some of the descriptions weren't as descriptive as they could have been. I wanted to know more about where they were.. I did really enjoy it.

 

Bláthnaid , Assumption Grammar School  10 out of 10

 

In my opinion, the last thing that the world of books needs is another bog-standard evacuation novel. Two kids go away; almost get separated; go to a house they hate; sometimes get moved, other times have to stick it out; and there's a twist, which in this case was a horse.

I've read some pretty typical evacuation novels, and I feel like this didn't stand out at all. In fact, I thought the kids were missing a trick, allowing the horse to eat all of their war rations. I didn't like the characters, the plot was too boring and the idea was too cliche.

 

Kai, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  3 out of 10

 

The book had a good story but i think the author could have written it better. Also the amount of books out there that are about a world war and an animal is huge. that said Sam angus did vary a lot from the majority of the other books.

 

Toby, Bangor Grammar School  8 out of 10

 

Didn't like it at the start but it became a lot better towards the end. I liked where they nearly died in the mines but Wolfie and Hero still survived.

 

Connor, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  7 out of 10

 

Hard to get into at the start of the book but as it goes on it gets easier, the characters and story are good and this book was a good one to read!
I like the storyline because it is very interesting and you get to know the characters well and feel happy, sad etc. for them at different times in the book, which I thought was very good!

 

Martyn , St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena  9 out of 10

 

I loved this book, especially because it was about horses. This book was breath taking and thrilling. I loved the things the Father wrote to Wolfie in the letters. They were really heart filling words. This is a very cute and thrilling book. In a land with lovely horses and then just like that their whole world turns upside down.

 

Bethan, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  10 out of 10

 

My favourite bit of Hero is when Wolfie one of the main characters finds the horse Hero.
It is one of the best books I have ever read. I really enjoyed it because it was adventurous.
I would recommend this book as it is really good.
It was Fantastic!

 

Chloe, Other School  10 out of 10

 

I love reading about horses, which is why I enjoyed this book so much and I garentee you will enjoy it too if you are a horse lover.

 

Kathryn, Hunter House  9 out of 10

 

A good book but a slow start.

 

Paddy, Bangor Grammar School  7 out of 10

 

A very hard book to get to grips with but it really thrills your mind with a heart breaking story. At the middle of the book it shows the love and compassion of Dodo and Wolfie. A brilliant book; a truly great story.

 

John Joe , St Patrick's High School, Keady  5 out of 10

 

This is a brilliant book but it is very hard to get into. This is my second favourite book so far. I really enjoyed this book it is excellent. I would recommend this book to everybody.

 

fionntan, St Patrick's High School, Keady  8 out of 10

 

I enjoyed this book.It is a thrilling adventure about a boy and a bond with his horse- Hero.I would recommend this book for everyone.My favourite part was when Wolfie got lifted up out of the mine with Hero and got to see his sister and his dad.This is one of the best books I have ever read

 

Kacey, Other School  10 out of 10

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, after every chapter it makes you want to read on. It has sad moments, happy moments, exciting moments and all in all the book is very moving and I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you like animals or Michael Morpurgo's''War Horse'

 

Janet, Sullivan Upper School  10 out of 10

 

I thought this book was great because it is based on a true story.

 

Mark, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

I thought this was a very exciting and enjoyable book. Towards the end it was a fantastically interesting book but it was quite emotional. I would recommend this book to children round the age of 12 and 13 but no younger because it is very emotional.

 

Sheá , St Patrick's High School, Keady  8 out of 10

 

This was an amazing book. I loved all of it! It was a bit upsetting at some parts, but I loved reading the letters from Dodo and Wolfie's dad. This book was so emotional but an absolutely brilliant read.

 

Lauren, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 


This book was very heart-felt and emotional and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the story and the plot line and the ending was amazing. Hero and Wolfie were brilliant characters and I fell in love with them from start to end. I could not set the book down and my eyes were glued to the page. This book was astounding.

 

Rachel, Belfast Royal Academy  10 out of 10

 

I thought this book was very exciting. It was also adventurous, happy and it also had sad moments. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it.

 

Caitlyn, Belfast Royal Academy  9 out of 10

 

An exquisite book. Read it and 'soldier dog' if you love animals. It's sad in parts but it is a lovely book. I recommend it to everyone! It is just right for me but the vocabulary is a bit advanced for younger readers.

 

Eva, Belfast Royal Academy  9 out of 10

 

I found a horse called Hero very interesting as it took you from upper class London to the country. You get a deeper understanding of what life was like during WW2 and working with horses. A great book and a real page turner. Definitely worth reading.

 

Beth, Assumption Grammar School  9 out of 10

 

I really enjoyed this book called A Horse Called Hero. It was really good. If you read it you will enjoy it to.It was really adventurous - it was funny and sad.

 

Michael, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  9 out of 10

 

I thought that ''Hero'' was a very exciting book because of the story line.

 

James , Strabane Academy  7 out of 10

 

I would not recommend Hero for a younger reader, because the vocabulary is advanced. This book does not explain the characters well and overall I did not enjoy this book.

 

Jordan , Lisneal College  4 out of 10

 

I thought it was a very interesting book. I felt sorry for the children, but at least they ended up back with their dad. I found it a bit confusing at times.

 

Niamh, St Patrick's High School, Keady  8 out of 10

 

The book Hero is a very uncomfortable read. Some bits I did enjoy reading but it was an interesting book when I got into in.

 

jessica, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

I really enjoyed the book because I found it really interesting and I always looked forward to reading a letter from the father or the children. I think people who like war and animal stories would enjoy this book because it is all about a father going away to war and his children have to go and stay at another house. When they find a horse the father sends letters to them about what he is doing and what they can do to look after the horse properly.

 

Aoife, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

This is a good read if you like war and horses. Dodo's dad has to go away and fight in the war and he was determined to come home but he doesn’t. Dodo and her brother Wolfie are scared something has happened to him but one day the door gets a knock it’s a boy with a letter from her dad.

 

emma, St Patrick's High School, Keady  10 out of 10

 

A very interesting book. It reminds me of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I love stories like that.

 

Aleksandra, Holy Trinity College, Cookstown  10 out of 10

 

I enjoyed this book, but it was confusing in some parts. It didn't introduce the characters very well and took a long time to explain things. Once I got into it I found it interesting and I would like to read it again.

 

Leah, Lisneal College  6 out of 10

 

A Horse Called Hero is a very good book writen by Sam Angus. This story will make you want to cry and keep reading. It is unfortunate that there is not yet a book quiz for this on the Accelerated Reader Programme yet :(. I would reccomend this book and I would love to see a sequel to come out!

 

Ailsa, Victoria College, Belfast  7 out of 10

 

It was a good book. It was a very strange book but I liked it all the same.

 

Jonathon, Royal Belfast Academical Inst  8 out of 10

 

I loved this book. The story is very touching. The part when Hero and Wolfie were in great danger made me cry for hours! Throughout the book my love for horses grew and I learned a lot about them. The world War Two just made the circumstances worse for Wolfie and Dodo's father, who was under suspicion of desertion. I liked how kind Miss Lamb was to take them under her care. I just loved the book!

 

Katie, Culleybackey College  10 out of 10

 

Great book set in the scene of ww2 this is a very exciting adventurous book and I recommend for the fans of Michael Morpurgo

 

Curtis, Bangor Grammar School  10 out of 10

 

I didn't really like this book, it was too much like War Horse and Goodnight Mister Tom, it's not original enough for me...

 

Abby, Hunter House  3 out of 10

 

I liked this book "A Horse Called Hero" by Sam Angus because it is very interesting. I recomend that you read it and I thought it was amazing.

 

Alex, Sacred Heart College, Omagh  10 out of 10

 

Hero is a book based during World War 2. It is about a brother(Wolfie) and his sister (Dodo) whose dad has gone off to war.They are evacuated to the countryside where Wolfie raises an orphaned foal. They are having a great time until reality strikes and they find out that their dad is on trial of desertion in the face of war. This was a great book and the author made you feel as if you were there with Wolfie and Dodo.I enjoyed the pace, excitement and emotion.

 

Maria, Assumption Grammar School  9 out of 10

 

An historical adventure that follows a similar pattern to 'Soldier Dog'. It’s set during World War Two. It's about a brother and sister who become evacuees and meet a foal whom they name Hero. Their father has broken army protocol and faces prison. It is an emotional adventure as good as 'Soldier Dog' if not better.

 

Rebecca D, Wellington College  8 out of 10

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