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The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I (Hardcover)

By Mark Greenwood, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
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Two unlikely heroes rescue hundreds of men wounded in war in a poignant picture book based on a true tale of World War I.

When Jack Simpson was a boy in England, he loved leading donkeys along the beach for a penny a ride. So when he enlists as a stretcher bearer in World War I, his gentle way with those animals soon leads him to his calling. Braving bullets and bombs on the battlefields of Gallipoli, Jack brings a donkey to the aid of 300 Allied soldiers — earning both man and donkey a beloved spot in legend. This engaging nonfiction tale includes a map and brief bios of key characters.
Back matter includes further information.

About the Author

Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac are a husband-and-wife team living in Australia. Mark Greenwood is an award-winning children’s author. Frané Lessac, the author-illustrator of Island Counting 1 2 3, has illustrated numerous award-winning books.

Praise For…

[Lessac’s] stylized, richly hued gouache paintings, depict…uniformed human figures, wounded or just weary, carrying themselves with quiet dignity.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763639136
ISBN-10: 0763639133
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: May 27th, 2008
Pages: 32
Language: English