The Donkey of Gallipoli

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

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Description

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.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 222 x 289 x 10mm | 425g
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • Us
  • 4-COLOR
  • 0763639133
  • 9780763639136
  • 85,651

Review quote

[Lessac's] stylized, richly hued gouache paintings, depict...uniformed human figures, wounded or just weary, carrying themselves with quiet dignity.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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About Mark Greenwood

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.
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Rating details

69 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 26% (18)
4 39% (27)
3 19% (13)
2 13% (9)
1 3% (2)
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