Louie doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures—not even lightning bugs, worms, or goldfish. So when his father brings him a sickly, newborn mini donkey, he’s determined to save him and gives him the name Winslow. And somehow, 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 Louie’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.
JLG Release: Feb 2019
Awards & Honors
MRLS Cream of the Crop - 2019
ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Elementary School 2020-2021
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
School Library Journal*, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, The Horn Book Magazine*
School Library Journal
7 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Level 4.2; Points: 2;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 4.3; Points: 6;