Wednesday Jun 01, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
For more information, please call 718-801-8375
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Join us for the last Middle Grade Book Club of the season! We will be discussing the award wining book The Silver Donkey. Club leader Jordan Nielsen will lead the conversation. This club is recommended for readers age 9 to 12.
About The Silver Donkey:
From extraordinary novelist Sonya Hartnett comes a gently told fable of a lost soldier, heroic children, and a steadfast donkey.
One morning in the woods of World War I France, two young sisters stumble upon an astonishing find — a soldier, temporarily blinded by war, who has walked away from battle longing to see his gravely ill younger brother. Soon the care of the soldier becomes the girls’ preoccupation, but it’s not just the secret they share that emboldens them to steal food and other comforting items for the man. They are fascinated by what he holds in his hand — a tiny silver donkey. As the girls and their brother devise a plan for the soldier’s safe passage home, he repays them by telling four wondrous tales about the humble donkey — from the legend of Bethlehem to a myth of India, from a story of rescue in war to a tale of family close to the soldier’s heart. Sonya Hartnett explores rich new territory in this inspiring tale of kindness, loyalty, and courage.
About the Creators:
Sonya Hartnett is the acclaimed author of Thursday’s Child, What the Birds See, Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf, Surrender, and several other novels. She has won many awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for The Silver Donkey. Sonya Hartnett lives in Australia.
Don Powers is a fine artist who specializes in portraits and landscapes. The Silver Donkey is his first book for children. He lives in Thomasville, Georgia.
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