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The Duck and the Darklings

by Glenda Millard, Stephen Michael King

Peterboy wants to find something special for his grandfather, but he finds a fallen duck in need of care.

Grandpapa’s eyes shine when he remembers the beauty of the world, long-ago. Peterboy wants to find something wonderful to bring the light to Grandpapa’s eyes and keep it there. What he finds is a duck, wounded and broken, and Grandpapa mends her from top to tail; quack, waddle and wing!

The Duck and the Darklings is a triumphant story, for children and adults, about the coming of hope in dark days, the warmth of friendship and the splendour of a new dawn.



About Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard has written picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults and has won many prestigious awards for the Kingdom of Silk series. The Naming of Tishkin Silk was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was a CBCA Honour Book. Layla Queen of Hearts was shortlisted in the CBCA Awards and won the Queensland Premier's Children's Book Award. Perry Angel's Suitcase was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and WA Premier's Literary Awards and won the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers. All the Colours  of Paradise was shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.


About Stephen Michael King

Stephen Michael King is renowned worldwide for picture books like The Pocket Dogs and Where Does Thursday Go?. Books he has both written and illustrated include The Man Who Loved Boxes, Henry and Amy, Emily Loves to Bounce, and most recently Mutt Dog. Several of his books have been shortlisted by the CBCA, and they frequently appear on children's own voting lists like YABBA. Stephen has previously illustrated The Magic Violin, Follow That Lion!, Duck Sounds and The Gorilla Suit for the Aussie Nibbles range, and more recently illustrated the classic Robin Klein story: The Princess Who Hated It, for the Aussie Nibbles series.



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