Boatyard Ducklings

Boatyard Ducklings

by Heather Austin
Publisher: Down East Books
Hardcover, 32 pages
Current Retail Price: $15.95
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With pencil illustrations and a storyline about the protection of ducklings, Boatyard Ducklings is bound to call to mind Robert McCloskey's classic Make Way for Ducklings. Far from being imitative, however, this tale of a little girl's love and care for young creatures has a magic all its own. Here author and illustrator Heather Austin memorably tells and beautifully pictures a true story about the young daughter of a Maine boatyard owner. When the girl discovers a mallard hen's nest in a dinghy, she is filled with delight. The girl befriends the duck and, when the young ones hatch, she becomes their protector.

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