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

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

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Overview

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

ISBN-13: 9780763639136
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 778,545
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

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.

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pholli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jack and Billy grew up in South Shields, England, where a river carried great ships out to sea. During summer vacation, they led donkeys along the beach for a penny a ride. As they paced the sands of their small town, Jack dreamed that one day he would sail away on a great adventure. Jack's wish came true. During World War I, he served as a stretcher bearer on the battlefields of Gallipoli, Turkey. When stretchers ran short, Jack enlisted the help of a donkey named Duffy, and together these unlikely heroes worked tirelessly, carrying wounded soldiers from the battlefront to the beach hospital. This is a true story of one man and his donkey, and the twist of fate that brought two boyhood friends together one last time. Includes author's notes