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El burro de plata/ The Silver Donkey (Castillo De La Lectura) Sonya Hartnett

El burro de plata/ The Silver Donkey (Castillo De La Lectura)

Sonya Hartnett

Published January 30th 2008
ISBN : 9789702013044
Paperback
160 pages
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 About the Book 

From extraordinary novelist Sonya Hartnett comes a gently told fable of a lost soldier, heroic children, and a steadfast donkey.One morning in the woods of World War I France, two young sisters stumble upon an astonishing find — a soldier, temporarily blinded by war, who has walked away from battle longing to see his gravely ill younger brother. Soon the care of the soldier becomes the girls preoccupation, but its not just the secret they share that emboldens them to steal food and other comforting items for the man. They are fascinated by what he holds in his hand — a tiny silver donkey. As the girls and their brother devise a plan for the soldiers safe passage home, he repays them by telling four wondrous tales about the humble donkey — from the legend of Bethlehem to a myth of India, from a story of rescue in war to a tale of family close to the soldiers heart. Sonya Hartnett explores rich new territory in this inspiring tale of kindness, loyalty, and courage.