"This tender fable of peace will linger with both younger and older readers." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)One morning in France during World War I, two young sisters stumble upon an astonishing find in the woods: a soldier who has walked away from battle longing to see his ailing younger brother. As the girls care for the soldier, he repays them by telling four tales about a humble donkey ...
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 - 6
Lexile Measure: 740L
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (September 11, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.7 x 7.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 10779751
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A few of us inaugurated a book club for 3rd grade girls with this story and it was a great start for us.This story is beautifully written and has many layers, it was great for the adults and interesting enough for the girls, despite the backdrop of a...
legend of Bethlehem to a myth of India, from a story of rescue in war to a tale of family close to the soldier’s heart.A Book Sense Children’s PickA Junior Library Guild SelectionPUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review