Clever Duck

Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Nick Bruel

Roaring Brook Press

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FEATHERS FLY

when one smart duck decides to teach the farmyard know-it-alls a lesson. Damaris is a duck. Not the ordinary, silly, jumping-inpuddles kind of duck—she’s a very clever duck. So when the farmyard pigs start picking on the other animals, Damaris and her sheepdog best friend hatch a plot to get back at them. Her plan works so well that she soon feels sorry for the sows, especially when they are captured by the sinister Mr. Crook. Now it’s up to Damaris to rescue them. Filled with snooty sows, dotty ducks, and more than a little farmyard excitement, CLEVER DUCK is a charming adventure from the “master of animal stories.”* *The Guardian, London

Clever Duck is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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"Bruel’s black-and-white drawings highlight the animals’ mischievous antics, though it is the hilarious and pretentious boar leader, “Firingclose General Lord Nicholas of Winningshot,” who epitomizes the fun in this farm frenzy."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Expressive black-and-white cartoons."
--School Library Journal

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CLEVER DUCK by Dick King-Smith, Nick Bruel | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of CLEVER DUCK . Damaris the duck lives up to her eponymous epithet in this barnyard adventure, which features, in addition to this resourceful fowl, her canine friend and the farm's supercilious swine.
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Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Nick Bruel

Dick King-Smith (1922-2011) was the author of dozens of popular books for children, including Babe: The Gallant Pig and The Water Horse, both of which were adapted into major motion pictures. Born in Gloucestershire, England, King-Smith served in World War II, farmed for twenty years and, later, taught elementary school. The inspiration for many of his best-selling animal stories came from his farm and his animals.  Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing, Bad Kitty, Bad Kitty Gets a Bath and Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, among others. Nick is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.

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Clever Duck
Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Nick Bruel

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
September 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596433274
ISBN10: 1596433272
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches, 96 pages, b&w line art
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$15.95

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Roaring Brook Press
September 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429925136
ISBN10: 1429925132
Middle-Grade Fiction96 pages, Black-and-white line art
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$7.99
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