BELLS FOR A CHINESE DONKEY by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
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BELLS FOR A CHINESE DONKEY

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Important matters like donkeys, new shoes, and jingling bells are given appropriate five-year-old prominence in this sunshiny story about a small Chinese girl and her adventures. When Kwei-li first saw the charming little rich girl on her donkey, and heard the donkey's bells, how much she wished to ride a donkey with such lovely bells! Part of the wish comes true when Father brings home a real donkey for the family, but it is not until Kwe-li has an exciting adventure in a sea-cave, and finds the owner of a lost, bracelet, that her donkey sports a set of jingling bells. A tantalizing peek at another land entirely within the framework of elementary school vernacular and understanding.

Pub Date: Aug. 8th, 1951
Publisher: Morrow