Eleven-year-old Michel knows his grand’maman is the best in all France. And she deserves a donkey just like everyone else. A donkey would be a great help carrying loads of wood and kindling, fruits and vegetables, and it could even pull a little cart to take them for a Sunday ride.
But how could he get a donkey? They cost a good deal of money and it would take a long while to earn, even working two jobs. Yet Christmas is four months away!
Michel is short of money, but he has plenty of determination and is not afraid to work. Everyone will be delighted at how he manages to make this Christmas a special one for his grand’maman. Full of love, this story makes a heartwarming read-aloud the whole year through.
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