Devil's Donkey (Coven Tree)
When 14-year-old Dan'l Pitt's hard-boiled Yankee scepticism runs headlong into some of New England's eerie, inexplicable superstitions, who could predict he would be transformed into a donkey by a vengeful wish?
Paperback, 80 pages
Published July 2nd 1990 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published March 24th 1981)
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I read this in the 3rd grade and found it fascinating. I can't really remember the details, but do remember sitting in my closet with it because it was the only place where I could get quiet.I think it was the first book I ever had the patience to actually finish.
Bill Brittain's tales of the rural New England village of Coven Tree are well loved by children of all ages. The Wish Giver was a Newbery Honor Book; it and Devil's Donkey were both named ALA Notabled Children's Books as well as School Library Journal Best Books. Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders was a 1988 Children's Editors' Choice (ALA Booklist), and Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish was named a...moreMore about Bill Brittain...