The Duck and the Darklings

SKU: AGM12612

Full Title: The Duck and the Darklings
Author: Glenda Millard
Illustrator: Stephen Michael King
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Language: English
Size: 28.0 x 21.0 x 1.27 cm
Weight: 0.36 kg
Ages: 4 - 8 years

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.

Book Details:

  • Hardcover.
  • 32 pages.
  • beautifully illustrated.
  • Great for children aged 4 to 8 years.
  • WINNER: 2016 WA Premier's Book Awards, Children's Books AU.
  • SHORT-LISTED: 2015 CBCA Picture Book of the Year.
  • SHORT-LISTED: 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
  • Selected by the International Youth Library as a White Raven 2015 book.