Donkey Trouble by Ed Young
(Aladdin Picture Books)

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Taking their donkey at the market, a grandfather and grandson try to accommodate several passersby who voice their opinions about who should ride the donkey and how the donkey should be treated, in a story about following one's own decisions.
 

About Ed Young

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Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A traditional fable (not sourced, but often attributed to an Arabian folktale) about an old man and his grandson who go to the market to sell their donkey.

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A Caldecott Medalist retells a traditional fable about an old man and his grandson who listen to everyone they meet, instead of following their own instincts, as they walk to town to sell their donkey.

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