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The Small War of Sergeant Donkey

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Donkeys by the hundreds! Twelve-year-old Chico Filippo, whose own donkeys were confiscated years before by the German army, can t stay away from the newly set up American Remount Depot. Here, in the last months of World War II in Italy, thousands of supply mules and donkeys are processed and sent onto the fierce mountain fighting in the Apennines. One of the handlers intro ...more
Paperback, 87 pages
Published January 6th 2005 by Bethlehem Books (first published 1966)
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Karen
Jan 10, 2015 marked it as to-read
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This has been put on hold. Jacob is currently reading his story bible to dad at night instead. 3/4/15
Karen
May 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Entertaining book. Learning about WWII using an Italian boy and a donkey.
Patty Welsh
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good for 4th grade book report.
Meredith Henning
Great story, a little slow off the mark, but finished with a bang! The kids really enjoyed it!
Sarah Brazytis
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is a darling WW2 read!

Synopsis: Young Chico is lonely - for his farm, for the animals taken by the Germans, for his lost parents and grandfather, and for the old life in general. But that's before a certain sergeant from Missouri comes into his life. When 'Sergeant Missouri' finds himself in danger, will Chico's love for his new friend give him the courage to do the impossible?

What we loved:
Chico - he's a dear boy! He tries so hard to be the 'man of the family' for his sisters and brother,
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Kelly
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I read this book aloud to my 7 year old son at bedtime. He is a huge history buff already, and is particularly interested in the World Wars, so this book was right up his alley! It wasn't my cup of tea, but it was a good story that kept my attention for the most part, and he completely loved it, so I gave it 4 stars. Fortunately, we started reading it at the weekend, because this was a book that prompted lots of "please don't stop reading!....please read a little more, please!", lol. So a book t ...more
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Maureen Daly, a writer whose first novel, “Seventeenth Summer,” anticipated the young-adult genre by decades when it appeared in 1942 and has endured as a classic coming-of-age story, died on Monday in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 85 and made her home in Palm Desert.

Maureen Daly, about 1942.
The cause was non-Hodgkins lymphoma, her sister, Sheila Daly White, said.

Written when Ms. Daly was a teenage
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“Sergeant Missouri crouched close to the ground, pulling up his collar against the bitter, gusting winds. Show me, he thought tiredly, I'm from Missouri.” 0 likes
“Looking up, Missouri saw a formation of low-flying P-47's on the horizon, heading up the coast from Naples...Sergeant Missouri laughed aloud. "They're sending us the Air Force, Chico, and we made it with a donkey," he said.” 0 likes
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