Daisy and the Donkey Church was inspired by the true story of a donkey and a goat who came to live in the courtyard of the Anglican Cathedral in the heart of Quebec City and drew the attention of both locals and visitors from around the world. Daisy’s question, “What on earth is a donkey doing in the middle of a city?” lead to a new understanding about love and the meaning of community. Read this lovely story, with its tender illustrations, to your children or grandchildren and enjoy their smiles as they learn all about Aldo and his adventures in Quebec.
Louisa Blair (author and illustrator)
Age Range: 5-10 Years Old
8.5” long x 8.5” wide x 1/8” thick
46 pages (excluding cover)
Printed in Quebec, Canada
Louisa Blair is a writer and translator who was born in Quebec City, Canada. Her books on the history of English speakers in Quebec city include The Anglos: the Hidden Face of Quebec City, Commission de la capitale nationale & Éditions Sylvain Harvey, 2005; and Iron Bars and Bookshelves: a History of the Morrin Centre, Baraka Books, 2016. Her recent translation of Robert Lepage's play 887 (House of Anansi Press) was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General's Award.
This book is based on a true story of a donkey who lived for five years at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in downtown Old Quebec, and won the hearts of all who met him.
Photo credit: Stéphane Bourgeois