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The Silver Donkey Sonya Hartnett, Laura Carlin

Walker Books Ltd
Paperback / softback 224 pages

198 x 129 x 15mm
3rd Nov 2008
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Interest age: from c 5 years
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An inspirational illustrated novel for younger readers from the 2002 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize-winning author of Thursday's Child.One morning in the woods of France, a blinded soldier is found by two sisters, Coco and Marcelle. In return for their kindness the soldier tells the sisters marvellous tales, connected with the keepsake he carries in his pocket: a tiny silver donkey. As the days pass and they struggle to help the soldier reach home, the sisters learn the truth behind the silver donkey and what the precious object means: honesty, loyalty and courage.


Sonya Hartnett is the author of the award-winning Thursday's Child (978-0-7445-5996-5), What the Birds See (978-0-7445-9093-7), Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf (978-0-7445-6594-2) and Surrender (978-1-84428-656-0). She lives in Australia.Laura Carlin studied for a degree in Illustration and in 2003 won the joint First Prize for Book Illustration in the Quentin Blake Illustration Awards. She lives in London.

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