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The Duck and the Darklings

The Duck and the Darklings

Peterboy wants to find something special for his grandfather, but he finds a fallen duck in need of care. This is an extraordinary and totally enchanting story of friendship, hope and joy from two very talented, award- winning picture-book makers.

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ISBN 9781743312612
Published 26 March 2014 by Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Millard, Glenda
Illustrated by King, Stephen Michael

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ISBN-13 9781743312612
ISBN-10 174331261X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 26 March 2014
International Publication Date 1 April 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Millard, Glenda
Illustrated by King, Stephen Michael
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Australian
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Friendship, Hope, Children's stories, Grandfathers, Ducks
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 358g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 461980

Description of this Book

Peterboy wants to find something special for his grandfather, but he finds a fallen duck in need of care. This is an extraordinary and totally enchanting story of friendship, hope and joy from two very talented, award- winning picture-book makers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Children & Young Adults 2016. -- Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2015. -- Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2015. -- Shortlisted for Wilderness Society Environment Awards: Picture Books 2015.
NZ Review A tale of darkness that, thanks to friendship and caring characters, becomes one of transformation and hope, <i><b>The Duck and the Darklings</b></i>is a very creative, poignant story that will appeal to some but not all young readers. <i>Bookloons.com</i>, 10/5/2016

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Author's Bio

Glenda Millard is the author of many acclaimed novels and picture books, including Lightning Jack, illustrated by Patricia Mullins, which was shortlisted in the 2013 Children's Book Council of Australia awards. Stephen Michael King has illustrated, written and designed many splendid books for children, including Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat and Bella's Bad Hair Day. The books they have made together include Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle, The Tender Morsels of Saffron Silk and other books in the Kingdom of Silk series.

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