Indie Next List Pick · ALA Notable ChildrenA??s Book · Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner
A??A winning tale of love.A? A??Kirkus (starred review)
Perfect for fans of CharlotteA??s Web and The One and Only Ivan, Saving Winslow is an uplifting modern classic in the making about a young boy who befriends an ailing newborn donkey and nurses him back to health, from New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech.
Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. So when his father brings home a sickly newborn mini donkey, he's determined to save him. He names him Winslow. Taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far, far away in the army.
Everyone worries that Winslow won't survive, especially LouieA??s quirky new friend, Nora, who has experienced loss of her own. But as Louie's bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined.
Written in the spirit of Creech favorites Moo and Love That Dog, this standout tale about love and friendship and letting go will tug at the heartstrings.
A??This heartwarming story is sure to be a hit with fans of E. B. WhiteA??s CharlotteA??s Web and Kate DiCamilloA??s Because of Winn-Dixie.A? A??School Library Journal (starred review)
A??Creech packs a tremendous amount of emotion between the lines of her understated prose. Animal lovers in particular will relish LouieA??s hard-won triumphs and find joy in WinslowA??s strength.A? A??Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A??Woven into this narrative is a convincing portrayal of human growth and blossomingA??the story is told simply but subtly, celebrating the unexpected strength of the vulnerable.A? A??Horn Book (starred review)
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by Sharon Creech
"Kirby Heyborne narrates the short, poignant chapters of this audiobook, imbuing them with the inflections and emotions they deserve. Ten-year-old Louie is saddened when his father brings home a "pitiful donkey." Its mother is dying, and it probably won't live, but Louie--in an act of whim, love, and optimism--decides to save it. In the next moment, he names the spindly-legged animal Winslow, and his determination only grows. Heyborne brings particular strength to the dialogue--the father's pessimism starkly contrasts with Louie's cheer. This a story with additional heartrending layers, such as Louie's longing for and worry about his larger-than-life brother, who is in the military. Heyborne honors all the elements in this story, making it a hugely successful family listen. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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