The Silver Donkey by Sonya Hartnett

 

 

The soldier unfurled his fingers and held up the thing that had hidden in his palm. The object caught the light and threw it sparkling in the trees. The girls drew a breath, their hearts leaping .There, on the soldiers palm, stood a shining, silver donkey.”

This fascinating story hooked me in immediately and I could not put it down.

One day, in the heart of a wood two girls called Marcelle and her younger sister Coco find a soldier that has been blinded by the war . The soldier longs to go home to his ill brother , away to safety, but he now knows that he cannot because of the clouds beginning to form across his eyes. Will Coco and Marcelle help him? Can they?

 

 

The age range is 9-11 and the publisher is Walker Books.

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