Mikis and the Donkey

Mikis and the Donkey

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Another moving animal tale from the award-winning author of Soldier Bear

One day, Mikis's grandfather has a surprise for him: a new donkey waiting! Mikis falls in love with the creature, but his grandparents tell him that the donkey is a working animal, not a pet. However, they still let Mikis choose her name -- Tsaki -- and allow the two of them to spend their Sundays together. Mikis and Tsaki soon become fast friends, and together the two have some grand adventures. Eventually, both Mikis and his grandfather learn a bit more about what exactly it means to care for another creature.

Brought to life by drawings from Philip Hopman, Bibi Dumon Tak's gentle, humorous story is perfect for any readers who may have their own soft spot for animals.
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780802854308
Characteristics: 93 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Hopman, Philip
Watkinson, Laura


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Dec 07, 2015

I really like this book because the story involves a boy who makes a friendship with a donkey. It is very cute how Mikis and the donkey get along together so well and Mikis does everything possible to make sure the donkey has a good comfortable life. This book is a simple easy read for young children, and I highly recommend sharing with those you love.

Ms_Gaye Nov 05, 2014

Set in Greece, this story about a boy, who lives with his grandparents, and his donkey, is a good read aloud for ages 5-8. Translated from Dutch.

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