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Saving Winslow

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.

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Sharon Creech is a master at delivering emotionally rich prose in deceptively slight packages, and is at her best in this touching story of a boy who gives everything he's got to help a baby donkey. Saving Winslow unfolds through small, meaningful moments: coaxing Winslow to take a bottle, struggling to give him shots, dealing with a neighbor exasperated by the braying. The modest ways Louie's family tries to fill the absence left by his brother, Gus, are especially sweet.

Newbery medalist Creech (Moo) writes in spare but vivid prose, drawing clear lines to connect themes and layers of meaning. Lovely writing, a charming story, appealing characters, and short chapters make it a winning read.

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