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Duck, Death and the Tulip

By Wolf Erlbruch
Illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch

From award-winning author and illustrator, Wolf Erlbruch, comes one of the world’s best children’s books about grief and loss.

In a curiously heart-warming and elegantly illustrated story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Duck and Death play together and discuss big questions. Death, dressed in a dressing gown and slippers, is sympathetic and kind and will be duck’s companion until the end. “I’m cold,” she said one evening. “Will you warm me a little?” Snowflakes drifted down. Something had happened. Death looked at the duck. She’d stopped breathing. She lay quite still. Explaining the topic of death in a way that is honest, lightly philosophical and with gentle humour, this enchanting book has been translated into multiple languages, adapted into an animated movie and short film and performed on stages worldwide.

  • This original and provocative book has struck a note with readers worldwide
  • Gentle, straightforward, and powerful
  • Tender and direct, it is an excellent tool for helping to explain and talk about death, dying and bereavement with children

About the author

Wolf Erlbruch is a celebrated and original German author and illustrator. He has received many awards, including the 2006 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2017.

ISBN: 9781877467141
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Dimensions: 240 x 295mm, 38pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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