The Boy and the Donkey

Duggie looks after Jock’s donkey while he’s ill, and he’s determined that he and the donkey will win the Donkey Derby.

Publishing history
Collins, London,1958, illus Shirley Hughes
Criterion, USA, 1958
Republished as The Donkey Race, Armada, 1970

When Old Jock, the rag and bone man, becomes ill, Duggie finds himself looking after Old Jock’s donkey, Tammy, and taking over his round. When he hears about a Donkey Derby, he is determined to enter with Tammy and win.

Other editions


Diana Pullein-Thompson