Daniel's Duck

Paperback | April 7, 1982

byClyde Robert Bulla

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Daniel is hurt when others laugh at his wood carving, until he learns that giving people pleasure takes a very special gift. ‘Good, warm feelings result from reading this gentle tale set in rural Tennessee during pioneer days.' 'CS. ‘A lovely book on all counts.' 'NYT.

Notable Children's Books of 1979 (ALA)

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A novice wood carver is momentarily defeated when people laugh at the result of a winter of work.

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Daniel is hurt when others laugh at his wood carving, until he learns that giving people pleasure takes a very special gift. ‘Good, warm feelings result from reading this gentle tale set in rural Tennessee during pioneer days.' 'CS. ‘A lovely book on all counts.' 'NYT. Notable Children's Books of 1979 (ALA)

Clyde Robert Bulla is the author of over fifty books for children including The Secret Valley and The Story of Valentine’s Day. He has been writing since 1946 when he published his first book, The Donkey Cart. Mr. Bulla was the first recipient of the Southern California Council on Children’s Literature award for distinguished contribut...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.16 inPublished:April 7, 1982Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064440311

ISBN - 13:9780064440318

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frontier Tale Clyde Robert Bulla is one of my absolute favourite authors for beginning readers.  He manages to tell well-developed emotional stories while using a limited, simple vocabulary.  Daniel's Duck is one of his later books and he still was writing at the same level of excellence.  Set in the frontier days, a very simple quiet story of the long nights at home during the winter and the looking forward to the spring fair.  Art is a common theme in many of Bulla's books and here the focus is on the almost lost art of woodcarving.  The story concentrates on patience, believing in yourself against all odds and the value of a gift over a profit.  Joan Sandin is a prolific illustrator and her illustrations are beautiful, reminiscent of the style of the greats from the '50s and '60s she evokes the time period with ease using a very simple colour palette.  One of the best books in this series, especially when looking for historical titles.  This one is a keeper on my shelves.
Date published: 2013-12-04

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A novice wood carver is momentarily defeated when people laugh at the result of a winter of work.