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The Silver Donkey

The Silver Donkey( )
Author: Hartnett, Sonya
ISBN:978-0-14-330157-8
Publication Date:Oct 2007
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Puffin
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

One bright spring morning in the woods of France, a soldier, blinded by the war, is found by a little girl named Coco, and her older sister Marcelle. In return for their kindness, the soldier tells the sisters marvellous tales, each story connected to the keepsake he carries in his pocket- a perfect, tiny silver donkey. As the days pass and they struggle in secret to help the soldier reach home, Coco and Marcelle learn the truth behind the silver donkey, and what the precious object...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Military & Wars
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.3 x 19.9 x 1.5 cm
Book Weight:0.19 Kilograms
Author Biography
Hartnett, Sonya (Author)


Sonya Hartnett was born on March 23, 1968 in Victoria. She is an Australian author of fiction for adults, young adults, and children. She was thirteen years old when she wrote her first novel and fifteen when it was published for the adult market in Australia, Trouble All the Way. For years she has written about one novel annually. According to the National Library of Australia, "The novel for which Hartnett has achieved the most critical (and controversial) acclaim was Sleeping Dogs" (1995). "A book involving incest between brother and sister and often critiqued as 'without hope', Sleeping Dogs generated enormous discussion within Australia. For her book Thursday's Child, she won the annual Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children's writers.

Her titles include: The Boy and the Toy, Come Down, Cat!, Sadie and Ratz and The Children of the King. She will be attending the Sydney Writers Festival 2015. She made the shortlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award with her title Golden Boys. This title also made the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist.

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