Three Dollar Mule by Clyde Robert Bulla

Three Dollar Mule

By Clyde Robert Bulla
Level 3

The back cover reads: “Don had to buy the sorry-looking mule. Its owner was beating it . . . But Don’s father doesn’t want to keep the mule . . . This story combines enthusiasm for animals with realistic detail of ranch life.”

Even though this is a Level 3 book, it pulled me into the story as an adult. This is the kind of gentle, character-building book that I believe young children should be reading in place of thrilling, fast-paced books only about self-centered fun and adventure. The book is 94 pages long with large font and illustrations on many of the pages.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • 4 Moral Value
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