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Farmer Duck

By Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

A hardworking duck is rescued from life with a lazy farmer in this beautiful 25th anniversary board book edition of an award-winning classic.

A stunning 25th anniversary large board book edition of a picture book classic, this is the story of a hardworking duck, who has the very bad luck of living with a lazy farmer. The duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields and cares for all the other animals on the farm – and all while the famer lies in bed! Oh, how the duck has to work! That is, until the day the other animals decide to take action, and come to the rescue with a simple, but heroic plan... Highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the winner of a British Book Award, this tale of farmyard friendship and justice is as powerful and as charming as ever, and is from two of the most celebrated picture book creators of all time – Owl Babies author, Martin Waddell, and Bear Hunt illustrator, Helen Oxenbury.

  • A gorgeous new edition with gold foil on the cover and spine, and with a gold foil 25th anniversary sticker. Will make a great baby gift.
  • Farmer Duck has sold over two million copies worldwide. On publication, the Independent on Sunday predicted that "this book will be bought for years." - and they were right!

About the author

Born in Belfast, Martin Waddell was an aspiring football player for many years, before turning his hand to writing. He is now widely regarded as one of the greatest living children’s writers, and has over 220 published titles to his name. He is perhaps best known for Owl Babies, illustrated by Patrick Benson and Farmer Duck, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; as well as the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award-winning The Park in the Dark and the Little Bear series, both illustrated by Barbara Firth. In 2004, Martin received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution to children’s literature, the highest career recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children’s books. He lives in Newcastle County Down, Northern Ireland.

About the illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell, We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Her most recent picture books include the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Burningham, and Charley's First Night and When Charley Met Granpa, written by Amy Hest. Helen lives in London. Find her on Twitter as @HelenOxenbury.

Awards

1992: Galaxy British Book Awards: The Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

Children's Illustrated Book of the Year Award - Winner

1992: Nottingham Children's Book Award

Nottingham Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

1992: Sheffield Children's Book Award

Sheffield Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

1991: Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted

1991: Kurt Maschler Award

Kurt Maschler Award - Shortlisted

1991: Nestle Children's Book Prize/Nestle Smarties Book Prize

Nestle Smarties Book Prize - Winner

ISBN: 9781406365740
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Dimensions: 160 x 180mm, 28pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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