On Duck Pond
From award-winning and NY Times bestselling children's author of more than 350 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall, On Duck Pond is the first sequel to the acclaimed On Bird Hill, which launched the children's picture book series written for the esteeme... read full description below.
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From award-winning and NY Times bestselling children's author of more than 350 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall, On Duck Pond is the first sequel to the acclaimed On Bird Hill, which launched the children's picture book series written for the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world authority on birds. In On Bird Hill, Yolen and Marstall took readers on a surreal journey with a boy and his dog, as they stopped, looked, and noticed things along their path--ultimately discovering the miracle of the birth of a baby bird. On Duck Pond continues the journey of the boy and dog story, this time in a new place--a serene pond, filled with birds, frogs, turtles and other creatures going about their quiet business. Their intrusion stirs the pond into a cacophony of activity, reaching climactic chaos, before slowly settling back to it's quiet equilibrium. This beautiful and enchanting sequel is sure to delight On Bird Hill fans and millions of readers and fans of Jane's popular classics.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||A beautiful picture book...both the words and the illustrations are well crafted, but together they become something more: a beautiful picture book that is unexpectedly moving. --Booklist (March 15, 2017) Yolen, who's been called the Hans Christian Andersen of today, is a multi-award-winning poet and author (Caldecott Medal for Owl Moon, 1988)...Breathtaking...A fine way to nudge young children toward their own nature treks. --Julie Bookman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (May 18. 2017) Smoothly crafted couplets and the occasional triplet describe a moment in the natural world when a quack of ducks descends on a pond...speaks to the joy of paying attention to one's surroundings. --Kirkus (April 11, 2017) A beautiful book that is reminiscent of the classics. Kids will read this book and be reminded of the beauty of nature--it's sights and sounds...Multi-faceted and beautifully done...a really beautiful, lyrical feel. --Unleashing Readers (April 29, 2017) .. .lyrical language and awesome art...What I like love about this book: aside from the lyrical language and awesome art? I like the back matter: notes about ducks and birds and exploring ponds. --Sue Heavenrich, Archimedes Notebook (blog - May 19, 2017) .. .grounded in careful, quiet observation...while On Bird Hill had a certain dreamlike quality, particularly in Marstall's slightly surreal artwork, this story feels grounded in careful, quiet observation. --Publisher's Weekly (February 27, 2017) Like its predecessor, On Bird Hill, this book is a jewel of a small moment. On Duck Pond is what you take off the shelf when you want to show people of any age how to write a narrative...Captivating. --Jeff Barger, North Carolina Teacher Stuff (blog - April 29, 2017)
Jane Yolen has authored more than 365 books including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages; You Nest Here With Me, a popular new favorite co-authored with her daughter Heidi E. Y. Stemple; and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs...Jane Yolen's books have been translated into over 20 languages. Many of Ms. Yolen's books are about wildlife subjects, especially the winged kind. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Visit Jane's website at www.janeyolen.com Bob Marstall is the illustrator of nine nonfiction children's books, including The Lady and the Spider, which sold over a quarter-of-a-million copies and was a Reading Rainbow selection. Bob has also been honored with an ALA Notable Book award; an IRA Teachers' choice; a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children; and three John Burroughs selections. In addition, two of Bob's books are included in the New York Times Parent's Guide's 1001 Best Books of the Twentieth Century. Bob lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Visit Bob's website at www.marstallstudio.com.