Mikis And The Donkey

Mikis and the Donkey Book CoverWhen young Mikis receives a donkey from his grandpa, he falls in love with the animal and carefully (with the donkey’s help) names it Tsaki. Grandpa Pappou wants the donkey to be a working animal but Mikis convinces him that Tsaki can be a pet, too. Mikis plans a special stable for Tsaki, finds a donkey friend, and they all have some delightful adventures. Black and white pen and ink drawings bring the gentle story and the Greek island to life. An afterword provides information about a donkey sanctuary on the island of Corfu in Greece. mjw
Title: Mikis And The Donkey
Author: Bibi Dumon Tak
Illustrator
: Philip Hopman
Publisher
: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Copyright
: 2014
Original language
: Dutch
Translator
: Laura Watkinson
Original title
: Mikis de ezeljongen
Original publisher
: Em. Querido Uitgeverij, B.V. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Original copyright
: 2011
ISBN
: 978-0-8028-5430-8
Paperback pages
: 89 (Advanced Reading Copy)
Age range
: 8-12
Genre
: Fiction- novel
Book setting
: Corfu, Greece
Author’s ethnicity
: Dutch
Author’s residence
: The Netherlands
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Dutch
Illustrator’s residence
: The Netherlands
Awards:  2015 Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Subjects
: Animals, Donkeys, Grandfathers, Greece, Southern Europe

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