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“ The Silver Donkey” by Sonya Hartnett gives a whole new perspective on the Great War raging in France.

“ The Silver Donkey” by Sonya Hartnett gives a whole new perspective on the Great War raging in France.
When Coco and Marcelle first met their soldier, they had no clue what to do. After all, they were only small girls. But something about this strange man in the forest made them curious. He is wishing to come home to his family, but is blind and cannot make it across the Channel alone.
Coco and Marcelle must keep this man a secret, but they cannot seem to configure a plan to get their soldier home safely. Until this man was transported to the safety of home, they could only bring necessities to keep him healthy. In return for the favors of the girls, the soldier would tell stories of friendship, honesty, and loyalty with a donkey showing the way. These stories of donkeys would come from a small keepsake in the soldier’s pocket, a silver donkey.

I would recommend this book for ages 10 and up for disturbing descriptions of war and hard times. I thought this book was great and can be inspiring for all. Some people don’t like historical fiction, but this was more uplifting and a different sort of spin on war and the relationships in a war. For all, this would be a great book.