Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey
Michael Morpurgo, Helen Stephens
‘Melons. Melons for sale!’ Every day, Jo-Jo brays the same message and carries the heavy melons through the streets of Venice. Bullied by his master and plagued by flies, Jo-Jo is loved by nobody. But one day, somebody notices Jo-Jo. The famous Doge’s daughter herself! And when danger looms, the Venetians need a hero to save them …From the master storyteller himself comes a story about an evolving friendship between Jo-Jo and the Doge’s daughter, who loves the donkey despite his lowly position. A real feeling of of warmth and hope is created in this timeless, classical tale.
"The writing style follows that of the literary fairy tale, being at once simple and elegant. The illustrations fit the story perfectly." --School Library Journal
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