Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

Saving Winslow

Perfect for fans of Charlotte’s Web and The One and Only Ivan, Saving Winslow is an uplifting modern classic in the making about a young boy who befriends an ailing newborn donkey and nurses him back to health, from New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech.Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. So when his father brings home a sickly newborn mini donkey, he's determined to save him. ...


Details Saving Winslow

TitleSaving Winslow
ISBN9780062570734
Author
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherHarperCollins
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Animals
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Reviews Saving Winslow

  • Paul Hankins
    1970-01-01
    Review closer to release date, but. . .this is Sharon Creech. You're already heading away from this post to pre-order. I won't keep you any longer.
  • Heidi Burkhart
    1970-01-01
    A tender story about a boy who raises a tiny donkey. Perfect for elementary students.
  • Patrick
    1970-01-01
    So great to have a new Sharon Creech novel out in the world. Sweet, heart-felt story.
  • Madison
    1970-01-01
    A heartwarming story of a young donkey, the boy who is determined to save him, and the way in which small things can sometimes have the biggest impact. Lyrical and sweet, Saving Winslow is a simple but touching story for young and middle-grade readers. When Louie is given another of his Uncle Pete’s orphan animals, a newborn donkey, everyone warns him not to get too attached, as it will probably die anyway. But there is something about the tiny...
  • Jillian Anderson
    1970-01-01
    What a sweet read! Sharon Creech has done it again. Louie’s Dad brings home an orphaned donkey and Louie volunteers to raise it despite everyone telling him that the donkey may not make it. Nora, a neighbor girl, won’t even touch the donkey because she is afraid Winslow is in for a short life. But slowly Winslow makes his way into the hearts of Louie’s family and neighborhood. The way Louie believes in this spindlely Winslow is admirable.
  • Lorie Barber
    1970-01-01
    I find it nothing short of incredible that Sharon Creech continues to pack so much heartfelt emotion and incredible life lessons into a short-ish space. I have fallen in love with Winslow, Louie, and Nora and I know my students will, too. What a pleasure to read this summer morning.
  • Michele Knott
    1970-01-01
    Sharon Creech is always able to pack so many things to talk about in her books in a smaller number of pages than most. She's that wonderful with words.
  • Lynn
    1970-01-01
    Sigh! Louie and Winslow won my heart. Lovely!
  • Ms. Yingling
    1970-01-01
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusWhen his somewhat irresponsible Uncle Pete's miniature donkey is ailing and gives birth prematurely, Louie's mother and father let Louie try to nurse the baby back to health, warning him the whole time that it is likely the animal won't make it. Since Louie is missing his brother Gus, who is in the army, and feels like his track record with keeping animals alive isn't great, Louie does his best. Louie hangs out with his b...
  • Karen Parisot
    1970-01-01
    When Louie’s dad brings home a newborn orphaned donkey, Louie is immediately smitten and volunteers to take care of him. The thing is though, Louie has a terrible track record when it comes to caring for small creatures. As in a zero percent success rate. He’s an enthusiastic and loving young caregiver though and is determined to save the baby donkey he names Winslow.An excellent book for middle grade readers. It’s all about responsibility ...
  • Elly Swartz
    1970-01-01
    Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech is a heartprint book that is masterfully told. And, while this is a story about saving a donkey, Creech has woven in so much more. It is a tale about a boy who struggles to find his purpose, a girl who’s afraid to love for fear of loss, and a family who misses a son who’s away serving our country. This is a story of believing and loving and finding ourselves. I highly recommend.
  • Melissapalmer404
    1970-01-01
    Book #74 Read in 2018Saving Winslow by Sharon CreechThis is a sweet, cute read, geared towards middle school readers. Louie takes over the care of a poor, pitiful donkey that he names Winslow. He bottle feeds him, takes care of him, sleeps by him and hopes that Winslow will make it. This book shows the effect that a sweet animal can have on people...both young and old. I borrowed this book from the library.
  • Amanda Williams
    1970-01-01
    Always a fan!
  • Wendy
    1970-01-01
    Adorable.
  • Cassie Thomas
    1970-01-01
    Sharon has such a way with words. This is a sweet story that means so much more than just taking care of a donkey. There's grit, love, understanding, and compassion. Students will love to read this and will be rooting for Winslow and Louie from start to finish, and by the end, they will be rooting for Nora, too.
  • Brenda Kahn
    1970-01-01
    Oh my! My children’s lit lovin’ peeps! This! This book! Sharon Creech! It’s perfect! I need to read it again when I stop crying. Honestly! I was cackling my head off in the airport on the way here and crying my eyes out with love on the way out! What a mess I am! Review later!
  • Richie Partington
    1970-01-01
    Richie’s Picks: SAVING WINSLOW by Sharon Creech, HarperCollins/Joanna Cotler, September 2018, 176p., ISBN: 978-0-06-257070-3“Me donkey hee, me donkey hawMy donkey sleep in a pile of straw”-- from the Raffi version of the traditional song Tingalayo“Louie knelt beside the basket. A small gray head with black eyes and feathery eyelashes and sticking-up ears emerged. Attached to the head was a trembling thin body and four long spindly legs, a...
  • Joan Marie
    1970-01-01
    This quiet read from Creech touches the heart of any animal lover. 10-year-old Louie was a premie. Just like Winslow, the miniature donkey. Louie takes right away to Louie, and nurses him to health. Only to have to make a decision he'd rather not have to make. Two side stories add depth to primary story; each side story offers opportunities for additional insights, perspectives, and compassion. And I love how she wove an image of one of Winslow H...
  • Jeanell
    1970-01-01
    #Partner #KLE ✨BookReview✨Thank you @KidLitExchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ In Sharon Creech’s new middle grade novel (debuts 9/18), a young boy named Louie finds himself alone. His older brother Gus has gone off to war, his best friend seems to have new middle school concerns, and everything he’s ever cared for has either died or run away. Things change when Louie’s parents receive a new...
  • Kristen
    1970-01-01
    Edelweiss provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I was really excited to get an DRC of this one, because I loved last year's Moo. I adored the story of a girl and a cow, so I thought the story of a boy and a donkey would be just as enjoyable.And while the story is cute, and there are some great issues addressed (loss and grief, friendship, responsibility), this one just didn't pack the same emotional punch for me. I wish ...
  • Betty
    1970-01-01
    SAVING WINSLOW is a truly heart-warming story of a boy befriending a sick mini donkey. Louie is used to his father bringing home fatally ill animals from his uncle’s farm. But when he father brings home a scrawny little donkey Louie is determined that Winslow (as Louie names him) will NOT die. Louis misses his brother Gus who is away serving in the military but he finds that caring for Winslow helps Louie somehow feel closer to his brother.Ever...
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    Louie sounds older than his 10 years (it’s an unusual kid to use the word ‘unkempt’) but this is forgotten as you fall for him and his LGD, little gray donkey. Creech’s writing is straight forward, yet poetic at times. The undercurrent of the story—why care for something that will go away or die—is gently shared through Louie missing his older brother, who’s in the military, and a new neighbor and friend Nora who grieves for a baby ...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    1970-01-01
    Readers of animal rescue books or sad-happy heart warmers by authors like Lisa Graff and Cynthia Lord will need to read Sharon Creech’s newest. With its short chapters and non threatening length, almost any 3rd-6th grader should be able to read this story of Louie and his big heart. Even with less than 125 pages, readers will get to know Louie as he struggles to nurse a frail mini-donkey to health and Nora who tries so hard to avoid getting clo...
  • Sue
    1970-01-01
    I love Sharon Creech's writing... and this may be the book for all those kids who have lost pets .. I'm so on Louie's side since he tries to remain positive in 'nursing' Winslow back to health.. and for picking an animal like a 'mini' donkey as the animal of the book.. I really would have liked to have a little more character development for Nora.. we kind of get a glimpse of why she wants nothing to do with Winslow but her family was kind of an ...
  • Michele
    1970-01-01
    @kidlitexchange #partnerThank you to the #kidlitexchange network for the free review copy of Saving Winslow by @creechauthor•Animal lovers unite! A sweet, sweet boy tries to save a baby donkey in this one. Dad brings home a baby donkey whose mother has died and the baby likely will too. Louie, however, is determined to save him. Naming him Winslow, the boy and donkey soon have a deep bond.•This book is so charming because young Louie is learn...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    Joining Eeyore in books about donkeys is Winslow, a sickly baby donkey that comes into Louie's life right after his brother has gone off into military service. Louie and Winslow need each other, but it's also the effect a little gray donkey can have on a community. Creech is a masterful writer, creating in the reader feelings of sympathy and fondness for a creature without getting maudlin. Anxiety over Winslow's situation is just enough to create...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    Love That Dog is a favorite, and I enjoyed Moo as well. This one didn't have quite the emotional resonance for me, but it also seems to be for a little younger audience. A sweet story of a boy and his pet donkey. I liked the quirky neighbor (more so than the main character) but found everyone's expectation and preoccupation with what they all assumed was an inevitable demise a little puzzling. Would you really be constantly asking a little kid if...
  • Bekka
    1970-01-01
    My thanks to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for early access to this title.What a sweet story! This is a gentle, realistic read for the tween-agers, or maybe a bit younger, about family and friendship and neighbors and a cute little grey donkey named Winslow. I can see this being a great read aloud in a family or classroom setting. Its a simple story with a lot of depth that can foster conversations about some tough situations kids may be going thr...
  • Cara Newman
    1970-01-01
    Heartwarming story including themes of hope, friendship, and love. Immediately felt drawn to Louie and Nora. Loved their friendship and the hope they showed in Saving Winslow. Creech did a wonderful job developing Winslow’s character as well, readers can’t help falling in love with him and perhaps wanting to own a donkey as a pet as well. The book contains short chapters and is fast paced making it a perfect addition to all libraries!