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Viewing Entry - The silver donkey (S14792)
by Hartnett, Sonya.

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TitleThe silver donkey
Author / Responsible partyHartnett, Sonya.
CollectionChildren's Fiction
GenreChildren's fiction.
TopicsChildren's fiction. World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Juvenile fiction. Courage -- Juvenile fiction. Soldiers -- Juvenile fiction. Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction.
Intended AudienceChild/Juvenile
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


One bright spring morning in the woods of France, a soldier, blinded by the war, is found by a little girl named Coco and her older sister Marcelle. In return for their kindness, the soldier tells the sisters marvellous tales, each story connected to the keepsake he carries in his pocket: a perfect, tiny silver donkey. As the days pass and they struggle in secret to help the soldier reach home, Coco and Marcelle learn the truth behind the silver donkey, and what the precious object means: honesty, loyalty and courage.

Additional Information

System control numberS14792
Original Print PublisherCamberwell, Victoria : Penguin Group (Australia), 2004.
NarratorRichard Aspel.
Narrator NameRichard Aspel.
Participant or performer noteRichard Aspel.
Narrators GenderMale narrator