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Make Way for Ducklings ( Picture Puffins) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Robert Mccloskey
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MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS combines a perfectly told tale with lovely illustrations to tell the story of how a family of ducks found a home in Boston's Public Garden. After hatching and raising their chicks along the Charles River, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard decide it's finally time to bring their new family to their real home--on the island in the middle of the Public Garden's lake. With Mr. Mallard already at the Public Garden preparing his family's new home, it's up to Mrs. Mallard to get their eight ducklings safely from the Charles River to the Public Garden--unfortunately, this means that they must cross several busy streets. How will the bustling and busy citizens of Boston react to the sight of a family of ducks marching down their streets? Based on a true story, MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS is illustrated with brown-and-white ink illustrations which reflect the author/artist's extreme attention to detail--particularly in terms of his presentation of the ducks and duck behavior. In tribute to this 1942 Caldecott Award-winning book, a bronze sculpture of Mrs. Mallard and her eight children now graces a walkway near the lake in Boston's Public Garden.
After raising her ducklings on a secluded island, Mrs. Mallard leads them to the Boston Public Garden to eat peanuts
Number of Pages: 72
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Ducks + Geese + etc., People + Places / United States / General, General, Classics
Series Title: Picture Puffins
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Robert Mccloskey
Street Date: February 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-5576
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