This is an inspirational illustrated novel for younger readers from one of Australia's foremost children's writers and recipient of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award. .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.
- Free discussion notes available on this website.
- beautifully written, reflective story
- black and white illustrations
- 224 pages
- needs sustained reading between sessions
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