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Devil's Donkey (Coven Tree)

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  72 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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, 120 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1981)
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Rodolfo de la Torre
Jan 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Probably the least impressive of the Coven Tree series (I've yet to read Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish), but still filled with devilish detail and logic, and with the type of imagination that made Dr. Dredd's and the Wish Giver so appealing.
Beth Grenfell
Mar 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kyle Brown
Aug 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Read this in the 4th or 5th grade. I enjoyed it back then.
Mar 04, 2015 marked it as to-read
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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 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Coven Tree (4 books)
  • The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree
  • Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders
  • Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish: A Tale of Coven Tree

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