Grandpa has a very special donkey on his farm, who spends his times resting and singing or braying as other animals on the farm chose to call it. The day he stops singing, grandpa stops showing up to feed the animals leaving all the animals with aching bellies. Why did the donkey stop his singing? And what eventually makes him resume?
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Fatima Sharafeddine was born in 1966 in Beirut, Lebanon, and spent the first six years of her childhood in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Over the last five years, she has written and published over 45 books, mainly for children under 12 years old, and has translated several others from English and French into Arabic. In 2010, she published her first young adult novel, Faten which went on to win the best book award at the Beirut Book Fair in December. In March 2007, she won the National Committee of the Lebanese Child's best book award for Mountain Rooster, and in February 2009 There is War in my City was included on the honour list of the Anna Lindh Foundation. Fatima is an active member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Brussels branch, where she participates in several workshops a year, as well as organizing bi-monthly critique group meetings. She participates in various reading activities in Lebanon, such as Reading Week (in spring) and the Book Festival (in summer), where she gets a chance to visit remote villages in Lebanon and read to the children in schools and public libraries. She has recently started to give workshops, in various Arab capitals, for writers who want to focus on children's literature.
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