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The Duck in the Gun : Walker Classic - Joy Cowley

The Duck in the Gun

By: Joy Cowley, Robyn Belton (Illustrator)

Paperback | 1 March 2009 | Edition Number 25

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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. But the men soon get used to living a peaceful existence.

About The Author

Cassia "Joy" Cowley, DCNZM, OBE (born in Levin, 7 August 1936) is a New Zealand author of novels, short stories, and children's fiction.

Her first novel, Nest in a Fallen Tree (1967), was converted into the 1971 film The Night Digger by Roald Dahl. Following its success in the United States, Cowley wrote several works for adults: her novels Man of Straw (1972), Of Men and Angels (1972), The Mandrake Root (1975), and The Growing Season (1979) typically focused on families dealing with issues such as marital infidelity, mental illness, and death. Cowley has also published several collections of short stories, including Two of a Kind (1984) and Heart Attack and Other Stories (1985).
Industry Reviews
Robyn Belton's wonderful illustrations add another layer of charm to this anti war story, chosen as one of the top ten children's books around the world by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, to actively promote peace. Although aimed at junior primary, it could be used at any year level. * Read Plus *

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