Thursday, June 5, 2014

"The Silver Donkey" by Sonya Hartnett (Updated)

The Silver Donkey by Sonya Hartnett with illustrations by Don Powers is juvenile historical fiction about two young girls who befriend a soldier they come across in the woods near their home.  He is blind and needs to get home to his sick brother.  This is a wonderful book for all ages, young and old.  I got into it right away and the stories that the soldier tells the young girls are really, really good!  This is the kind of book you could read again and again!  That being said, it is my book of the month so far for June.  LOVED IT!
 (Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

I thought The Silver donkey by Sonya Hartnett was okay.  I enjoyed the stories about donkeys that the soldier told the kids.  The soldier becomes blind because he's seen so many terrible things in the war and decides to just go home so he winds up in some woods where two little girls find him. They help him and he tells them stories about a donkey and shows them his little silver donkey good luck charm.  The girls get their brother to help them think how to help the soldier get home.
(Karen's review, 3 stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

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