The Duck in the Gun

By Joy Cowley
Illustrated by Robyn Belton

The General is ready to go to war but a duck in the gun causes a sudden ceasefire. One duck can’t stop an entire army … can it?

The General and his men are about to fire on a town they are at war with. But the Gunner has bad news – they can’t load the gun as there is a duck nesting inside it. The General calls a ceasefire until the gun can be used again and takes a white flag to the opposing town. But the men soon get used to living a peaceful existence. So when the duck’s eggs eventually hatch and the General calls them to war, they have other ideas in store ...

  • A special new edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of this classic satirical – and still highly relevant - picture book.
  • One of ten children's books selected for the Hiroshima Peace Museum
  • Winner of the LIANZA Russell Clark Award 1985

About the author

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best known and most celebrated authors. In 1992, she was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature and in 2002, the Joy Cowley Award was established in her honour.

About the illustrator

Robyn Belton is one of New Zealand’s best known and most celebrated children’s book illustrators. She has won many awards, including the Russell Clark Award, the Best Picture Book and Book of the Year in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, and the Margaret Mahy Medal.

ISBN: 9781921150838
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2009
Dimensions: 215 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 03/05/21 at 00:13:03
Copyright © 2007 Walker Books Australia. All rights reserved.