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Duck For A Day

By Meg McKinlay
Illustrated by Leila Rudge

What would you do to take care of the class duck for a day?

Duck for a Day is a contemporary story set in a primary school class, where the teacher, Mrs Melvino, brings in a new class pet. A duck called Max. All of the students, including the main character, Abby, want to take Max home for the night, however they must abide by Max s strict demands before Mrs Melvino allows it. Abby works hard to make her home appropriate but when Max finally comes home with Abby, he waddles away to the park. Abby has to rescue him from the pond but needs the help of her neighbour, the annoying Noah.

  • A new title from renowned author Meg McKinlay. Story is full of humour and is highly accessible
  • Pictures from an up-and-coming illustrator, Leila Rudge
  • 'Duck for a Day' has been short-listed for the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Award - Younger Reader s Category.

About the author

Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. A poet as well as a children's writer, Meg developed an affinity with the Japanese language after going on an exchange year in high school, and went on to complete a PhD in Japanese Literature. She lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle, Western Australia, and is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, where she has taught Australian Literature, Japanese, and Creative Writing. Meg divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm but she is always busy cooking up more books. 'Duck for a Day' has been short-listed for the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Award - Younger Reader s Category. Meg McKinlay was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards for The Truth About Penguins in the Young Children Category and for Duck for a Day in the Lower Primary Category.

About the illustrator

Leila Rudge was born in England and grew up making mud pies with six siblings and Jeni from number 15. After completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University, Leila headed to Australia to seek her fortune (and the sunshine). Creating tiny characters for books is her favourite part of illustrating. 'Duck for a Day' has been short-listed for the 2011 CBCA Book of the Year Award - Younger Reader s Category.

Awards

2011: CBCA Awards

Younger Reader’s Category - Shortlist

2011: Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlist

ISBN: 9781921529283
Imprint: WALKER BOOKS AUST
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NON S
Release Date: May 1, 2010
Dimensions: 130 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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