Peterboy wants to find something special for his grandfather, but he finds a fallen duck in need of care. This is an extraordinary and totally enchanting story of friendship, hope and joy from two very talented, award- winning picture-book makers.
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 the Author
Glenda Millard is the author of many acclaimed novels and picture books, including Lightning Jack, illustrated by Patricia Mullins, which was shortlisted in the 2013 Children's Book Council of Australia awards. Stephen Michael King has illustrated, written and designed many splendid books for children, including Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat and Bella's Bad Hair Day. The books they have made together include Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle, The Tender Morsels of Saffron Silk and other books in the Kingdom of Silk series.
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Comments about The Duck and the Darklings:
This beautifully written and illustrated book helps children and adults alike to find hope to in a world torn with strife and misery.
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.0 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1