Dodo and Wolfie didn't even know where they were. It goes from describing a beautiful morning in the countryside one second to 'Father Lamb had died in the night' - don't break it to us too gently then! Wolfie's hero worship of his father is touching, never flailing even when the circumstances surrounding Captain Revel's arrest are revealed. A few weeks later Hero was stolen. When he got to the pasture he was looking for the horse. They were all alone for months, wondering the streets. Next thing Dodo and Wolfie know, they are being evacuated to Dulverton, North Devon. Pa had loved horses and knew a lot about them, much of which he had already taught Wolfie.
Especially for a middle grade book. She is afraid that Pa will come home and she will be in the country. Her books include Soldier Dog, Captain, A Horse Called Hero, The House on Hummingbird Island and School for Skylarks. Sprig was a horrible, narrow-minded woman with friends just like herself and wasn't able to really welcome these two scared, displaced children into her home. How do Dodo and Wolfie cope with missing their father? There are some wonderful pony book covers out there, and then there are the ones that stick in your mind for all the wrong reasons.
There, when the telegram boy calls, everyone knows what that means: at best, missing, at worst, dead. A Horse Called Hero Details This book!!! All she think of is where is Pa why is he not home yet. I thought the mixing in of real life with fiction was really well done and I appreciated the author's note at the end. Her father was a priest. Wolfie and Dodo's father is missing while fighting in the war. I give this book 5 stars. The letter said that said Pa was home safe, but he had more work to do.
Through the point of view of Dodie and Wolfie, siblings, you have feel of wartime England. Wolfie and Dodo are a compelling brother-and-sister team. When word breaks that Captain Revel is being charged with desertion and disobedience at Dunkirk, Mrs. When he got to the pasture he was looking for the horse. I felt the fire should have been the climax and then Pa could have been released after that. However, Angus draws a lovely picture of the relationship between Wolfie and Captain Revel in the letters exchanged throughout the war, much of which was advice on caring for a horse.
You have the story of Dodie and Wolfie and their father. I liked this book if it was less confusing. He took his horse to the war and wolfie and dodo are going to find there papa. Horse-mad readers will be drawn in by the cover, but others will discover it because it offers believable details about battles, the evacuation of children from London, or even because of the descriptions of conditions in coal mines. These horses pulled tons of coal out of the mine each day, never seeing daylight once they were deep in the mine.
Another theme is the historical events of World War Two like bombing and the issue of soldier desertion. The last few chapters kept me on my seat. Unfortunately, this one really fell short of my expectations. Blood is used in simile and metaphor a few times. Two things did bother me - we never find out how old Dodo is, only that she is older than Wolfie. Wolfie and his older sister Dodo are devastated to leave behind everything theyve ever known, but they begin settling into their new life. For Wolfie, it's a miracle.
He had to open the gate, because the knacker's cart was coming. A few days have gone by, and Dodo and Wolfie are on the train to the country. Many years later Wolfie discovers Hero has been used as a work horse in a mine and has been badly abused, when Wolfie himself is sent to work in the same mine. They are turned out of their first home, but not before Wolfie finds an abandoned foal he fights to keep alive. For that, it is a novel well worth reading. They are evacuated into the country. Until one day Wolfie was told to open the gate at the old pasture.
Great writing, heroic animals and wartime adventure. And it is so refreshing because there is no romance! A few days later they receive a letter that says their father has gone missing. He is a perfect grey too! They count on Hero and Hero counts on them. I liked this book if it was less confusing. 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. Dodo does not want to leave. Possibly the most glorious Children's Book Club effort is this one, for Monica Edwards's The Wanderer, which does make you wonder if the illustrator had ever seen an actual horse.
The emotions of Wolfie as he is trapped. Years go by and there's no sign of Hero returning. Two things did bother me - we never find out how old Dodo is, only that she is older than Wolfie. She was relieved because one of the punishments was death. Wolfie, Dodo, and Hero are all amazing heroes and heroine. One day he hopes that he will own a gray horse just like his father's horse. Also to anyone who likes action.
They are in England and they are fighting Pairs. Please keep in mind, this blog has a very narrow focus. Horse name Hero This book was good but it was not that interesting because Historical fiction is not my favorite genre. I t is my hope that the more we know about how war affects our children, the less inclined we will be to start wars. Next thing Dodo and Wolfie know, they are being evacuated to Dulverton, North Devon.