Publication Date: September 11, 2018
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech delivers an uplifting novel about a boy who befriends an ailing newborn donkey and nurses him back to health. It’s a touching tale about the transformative power of love, friendship, and letting go.
Louie doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures—not even lightning bugs, worms, or goldfish. So when his father brings him a sickly, newborn mini donkey, he’s determined to save him and gives him the name Winslow. And somehow, taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far, far away in the army.
Everyone worries that Winslow won’t survive, especially Louie’s quirky new friend, Nora, who has experienced loss of her own. But as Louie’s bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined.
In the vein of classics like Charlotte’s Web and The One and Only Ivan and written in the spirit of Creech favorites Moo and Love That Dog, this is a standout story that tugs at the heartstrings.
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