Saving Winslow

Saving Winslow

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When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Joanna Cotler Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Description: 165 pages ; 20 cm
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062570703
0062570706
9780062570727
0062570722
Branch Call Number: j Cree

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DCLkids Nov 12, 2018

A Great Books for Great Kids pick. Ten-year-old Louie does not have a good track record for taking care of animals. When his father brings home a weak, orphaned newborn mini-donkey from his Uncle Pete's farm, Louie decides to do everything in his power to save him. Grades 3-6.

SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Nov 09, 2018

A great choice for animal lovers, this story follows a ten-year-old boy, Louie, who takes on the responsibility of rehabilitating a newborn donkey whose mother has died. A former preemie himself, Louie is determined to rescue the tiny donkey, whom he names Winslow, and he's appalled by the number of people who think he won't make it. As Winslow grows and thrives, he helps forge a friendship between Louie and the odd girl down the street. He also causes issues with a cranky neighbor, so Louie is forced to make some tough decisions about Winslow's future.

Woven throughout is a thread about Louie's older brother, Gus, who is serving in the military. I would have liked this plot developed a bit further, but ultimately I was more interested in Winslow's story.

It's an excellent audiobook. Kirby Heyborne's narration is sensitive and sympathetic, and he makes some hilarious donkey sounds throughout the book.

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The_Zookeeper
Oct 19, 2018

An adorable short book. With his brother in the military, Louie needs something to focus on and that something is a sickly infant donkey that he names Winslow. He tries to nurse the donkey to health while everyone tells him to prepare himself in case he doesn't succeed.

bookcat51 Oct 01, 2018

Award winning author Sharon Creech never fails to warm our hearts with her stories. Perfect for fans of Charlotte’s Web and The One and Only Ivan, Saving Winslow is a sweet, uplifting story about a young boy who refuses to give up on an ailing newborn donkey and nurses him back to health.

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darladoodles
Aug 29, 2018

You can't help but fall in love with Louie and little Winslow. They are both underdogs and when they team up they are invincible. Young readers will be reminded of the value of life and the beauty of living in community. Highly recommended!

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