One bright spring morning in the woods of France, a soldier, blinded by the war, is found by a little girl named Coco, and her older sister Marcelle. In return for their kindness, the soldier tells the sisters stories connected to the keepsake he carries in his pocket: a perfect, tiny silver donkey.
Winner 2005 CBC Book of the Year for Young Readers
Winner 2005 Courier Mail Book of the Year Prize for Writing for Young Adults
Winner 2007 COOL Award for Fiction for Years 7–9
Winner 2010 Anderson Award (Italy) for Best Book for Readers 9–12
Shortlisted 2005 NSW Premier’s Awards for the Patricia Wrightson Award
Shortlisted 2007 Kids Own Australian Literature Award (KOALA) for Fiction for Years 7–9