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Saving Winslow: 10/04/20

Saving Winslow

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech is a good follow up read for fans of the Bat series by Elana K. Arnold. When Louie's father brings home a sickly newborn donkey, Louie decides he's going to be one the make sure it thrives.

Louie's family lives in suburbia but his extended family runs a farm. None of the adults expect a positive outcome for Winslow. Quiet determination, though, on Louie's part helps to get the donkey to take a bottle and to gain his strength.

In suburbia, though, most people aren't expecting the braying of a donkey. The next door neighbors have a new baby and they are convinced Winslow is keeping the baby awake. Louie has to work extra hard to make sure Winslow is welcome.

If I had read this book as a child I wouldn't have given this plot any credibility. But now, where I currently live, I can see Winslow showing up in my neighborhood. I live in an unincorporated area that shares its name and some of its services with the next door city. Anyway, this is a place where donkeys while not commonplace can and do show up.

Without spoiling the story, I will say it does have a happy ending. Winslow thrives and finds his place.

Five stars

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