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Duck for a Day

Duck for a Day

When Mrs Melvino brings in a new class pet, a duck called Max, all of the students, especially Abby, want to take Max home for the night. But Max has strict demands and tyurns out to be a mischevious class pet!

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ISBN 9781921529283
Barcode 9781921529283
Published 1 May 2010 by Walker Books Australia
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By McKinlay, Meg
Illustrated by Rudge, Leila
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781921529283
ISBN-10 1921529288
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 May 2010
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McKinlay, Meg
Illustrated by Rudge, Leila
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
CBCA Finalists: Young Readers
CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers Notables
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 96g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code A823.00
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

When Mrs Melvino brings in a new class pet, a duck called Max, all of the students, especially Abby, want to take Max home for the night. But Max has strict demands and tyurns out to be a mischevious class pet!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review There is an impressive balance between control and creativity, order and chaos, knowledge and intuition woven amongst the action of Duck for a Day... Duck for a Day is a feel good book with a feel good ending. * Library Thing * A terrific story for younger readers ready to move on to chapter books with a bit of character development. -- Lisa * goodreads * A delightful story of sharing and working together, this book is a charming response to a scenario often seen in primary classrooms. The joy of the class pet is reflected in the wonderful illustrations and the whole book is joyous to read ... This is a wonderful book, rich and multilayered, one which would be a fabulous read aloud in a primary school, if it is on the shelf long enough for a teacher to find. -- Fran Knight * Read Plus * A perfect tale for emerging readers * Lamont Books * Fun, quirky and with a great sense of humour ... head and shoulders above many adult books! * My Book Corner *

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Author's Bio

Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. On the long and winding path to becoming a children's writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. These days, she lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and divides her time between teaching and writing, a balance that swings wildly between chaos and calm. She is always busy cooking up more books and you can visit her on the web at www.megmckinlay.com Leila Rudge was born in England and grew up making mud pies with six siblings and Jeni from number 15. After completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University, Leila headed to Australia to seek her fortune (and the sunshine). Creating tiny characters for books is her favourite part of illustrating.

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