The Old Man and His Donkey

Julia Johnson

Date Published :
February 2017
Publisher :
Medina Publishing
Contributor(s) :
Charlene Kasdorf
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781909339941
Pages : 28
Dimensions : 10.15 X 8.26 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Abu and his donkey have been together for as long as anyone can remember. Everyday they bring water to the village in the mountains, and every day the villagers are waiting for them, ready to fill their pots. Sometimes the donkey carries firewood, sometimes sacks of rice, and in the long dark nights she has a very special job to do. But one day a young man in a shiny truck rolls up. He can carry more of everything and much faster, can't he? So what will become of Abu and his donkey now? But big isn't always best, and nothing can rival the experience of an old man and his tired and trusted friend, especially in the mountains!

About The Author

Julia Johnson divides her time between Dubai and an old water mill in Worcestershire, England.

A thirst for adventure took Julia and her architect husband Brian to Dubai in 1975, where she soon became a familiar face reading children’s stories on Dubai Channel 33, subsequently appearing in BBC Television and Radio productions in the UK. She has toured schools in the Emirates and the UK in Theatre-in-Education productions, acted in several stage plays and recorded over 100 audio books.

Since 2001 she has been writing stories for children. The Pearl Diver is recommended by the Hamilton Trust, an online resource provider for schools. The Leopard Boy was awarded a Kirkus star in America, and was endorsed by former UK Children’s Book Laureate and award-winning author, Michael Morpurgo. The Turtle Secret was the winner of the Best International Children’s Book Award at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2014. Julia loves to write stories about the rich and colorful heritage of the Arabian Gulf and Oman, and she tours the region giving talks and workshops. She also visits schools in the UK, and is a regular speaker at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

Charlene Kasdorf has lived and worked as an artist, illustrator, and educator in Canada, Thailand, Switzerland, the UK, and currently in Qatar. She earned her BFA with Honors back home in Canada.

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