The Donkey of Gallipoli: Two unlikely heroes rescue hundreds of men wounded in war in a poignant picture book based on a true tale of World War I.
The Donkey of Gallipoli
Two unlikely heroes rescue hundreds of men wounded in war in a poignant picture book based on a true tale of World War I.
When Jack Simpson was a boy in England, he loved leading donkeys along the beach for a penny a ride. So when he enlists as a stretcher bearer in World War I, his gentle way with those animals soon leads him to his calling. Braving bullets and bombs on the battlefields of Gallipoli, Jack brings a donkey to the aid of 300 Allied soldiers — earning both man and donkey a beloved spot in legend. This engaging nonfiction tale includes a map and brief bios of key characters.
Offers the true tale of a young English boy who, due to his love and understanding of donkeys, enlisted in World War I as a stretcher bearer and courageously carried more than three hundred wounded Allied soldiers off the battlefield as bullets and bombs blew up all around him and the donkeys with whom he worked.