The Small Miracle Book Summary and Study Guide

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Pepino is a 10-year-old orphan in the Italian town of Assisi. His only family and "legacy" is a donkey named Violetta with a Mona Lisa smile. They make a living together by transporting goods for people. But one day Violetta falls very ill, and ceases to smile. Pepino is desperate, and wishes to take Violetta to the crypt of St. Francis, who loved all living things, in the lower church of the Basilica, and pray to him. But Fra Bernard, the lay Supervisor, and even the Bishop do not look kindly upon the idea of bringing livestock into the church. How far up the hierarchy can Pepino go to save his dearest friend? This is one of Gallico's sweetest, most delicate little tales.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Animal story    -   Yes Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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