The Silver Donkey

By Sonya Hartnett
Illustrated by Laura Carlin
Published by Walker


Price £6.99
Publisher Walker

Two French girls find a soldier in the woods during the First World War. He has left the army and needs to return home to see his sick brother as well as escape the horrors he has seen and which have affected his eyesight. How they build a relationship with him, in the course of which he tells them stories inspired by the silver donkey he carries, is a moving tale, with ink illustrations which subtly evoke the changes of mood in the text.