What makes a man a hero? What makes a
woman a heroine? Heroes and heroines are people who
do something brave or good. They do not run away from
danger. They help people. They put other people first.
In this book, we meet two heroes and three heroines.
First, we meet Mulan. Mulan was a soldier. A soldier
with a great secret!
Next, we meet William Tell. William Tell had to shoot
an arrow at an apple. But this apple was on his son's
In another story, we meet Grace Darling. Grace Darling
saw a ship in a storm. The ship was on the rocks! She
put herself in danger to save others.
Then we meet Robin Hood. Robin Hood robbed rich people
and helped poor people. Can we call him a hero?
Lastly, we meet Pocahontas. Pocahontas lived in America
hundreds of years ago. She made friends with the first
English people who came to America. She saved their
lives again ... and again.
Read on to find out what makes a good hero or heroine.