T H E M I L L E R T H E B O Y A N D T H E D O N K E Y

Republished in Brian Wildsmith’s Favourite Fables, 2008

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”This is a fable about a donkey that must be carried on a palanquin, to keep its feet clean. It’s very funny but because Wildsmith’s humour never involves resorting to anthropomorphic winks and nudges, and because the donkey is so beautifully, naturalistically drawn and so intricately textured, the gentle humour is exquisitely subtle.”

Books for Keeps

One day the miller decides to take his donkey to market and sell him. It seems simple enough, but the journey proves more difficult than anyone had ever thought. By the end of the journey they all wish they’d never set out. What has happened to them on the way?

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