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Saving Winslow
Saving Winslow | Sharon Creech
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An Indie Next List Pick! A winning tale of love. Kirkus (starred review) Perfect for fans of Charlottes 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 Louies 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. This heartwarming story is sure to be a hit with fans of E. B. Whites Charlottes Web and Kate DiCamillos Because of Winn-Dixie. School Library Journal (starred review) Creech packs a tremendous amount of emotion between the lines of her understated prose. Animal lovers in particular will relish Louies hard-won triumphs and find joy in Winslows strength. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Eggs
Saving Winslow | Sharon Creech
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When Louie‘s 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.

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Meghan1
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What a sweet, heartfelt story! When Louie‘s father brings home an orphaned mini-donkey, he makes a decision that he will make sure he lives.

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GirlNamedJesse
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I just was not expecting so much talk of death! And not just animal deaths; there is mention of the offscreen death of a baby that just pulled at my soul. The story of Winslow and Louie was sweet, but I wanted more with Nora. I just wanted more overall. I love Sharon Creech, but this is not one of my favorites of hers.

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Nebklvr
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Impressive writing and a sweet book with big themes. If you have an animal lover in the family, it would definitely be worth your while to check this one out.

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Nebklvr
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This was my youth.

Aims42 ‘Chasing Redbird‘ was one of my favorite books in middle school. Glad she‘s still writing ☺️ 8mo
Nebklvr @Aims42 This one was great and so was 8mo
Aims42 @Nebklvr ‘Moo‘ does sound great!! 8mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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Next up with the kiddo! So far (18 pages in) there have been way more mentions of death than I expected. 🤔

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LeslieO
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My November stats were increased by 2 middle grade novels. #goals #novemberstats

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Eggs
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#loyalty #newhogwartsadventure @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Young Louie's older brother is overseas, his friend Nora has tragedies of her own. Louie devotes himself to caring for a struggling mini donkey

Libby1 Struggling mini donkey? I never thought I‘d see those words put together. 😊 12mo
vkois88 Say whaaaat? Lol sounds interesting 12mo
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ReadingisMyPassion
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SAVING WINSLOW is a truly heart-warming story of a boy befriending a sick mini donkey. Louie is used to his father bringing home fatally ill animals from his uncle‘s farm. But when he father brings home a scrawny little donkey Louie is determined that Winslow (as Louie names him) will NOT die.

This is a beautifully written uplifting story of friendships and love. Perfect for ages 8-12.

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