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Donkey: The Mystique of Equus Asinus
Complete with history, lore, and inspirational stories, Donkey expresses the joy that these saintly creatures with big, furry ears bring to our lives.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Chicago Review Press
(first published November 1st 2006)
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Who can resist this book after seeing the front cover? The writing leaves a lot to be desired but it doesn't matter; you still can't help falling in love with donkeys because the authors' great love for these magnificent creatures shines through on every page. Personally I would have liked to have heard a little more about the authors' personal experiences with donkeys and a bit less about donkeys in literature and art, but, as they say, it is what it is.
a lot of information about donkeys! This book makes these little guys stand out for a minute if only because they've been part of the human landscape as long as dogs. they are mentioned in the Bible hundreds of times and in today's world they are more often pets and adorable ones at that. and they are EXCELLENT security guards!!!!!
Okay this ends my affixation on the subject, Donkeys, Ass, Burros, Mule, or what have you. This is a very informative book on the subject. But I really still don't know really what to finally call them. And its surprising how long they live more than 50 yrs, considering they are prone to many diseases.
The book is packed with interesting information and references literature and art besides natural history - but the writing is so precious and the general tone sentimental that it was tedious to read - was often hard to finish. Would be better to read the wikipedia page on the same subject. Disappointing too since the donkey is a great and worthy creature.