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Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel picture books) Hardcover – 27 Jan 1983


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  • Hardcover: 67 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Australia; Library Binding edition (27 Jan 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670451495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670451494
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 1.3 x 31.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mum of Two on 13 July 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a really sweet, gentle story about a family of ducks, written in the 1940's (I think). I hardly ever buy 'old fashioned' stories like this, but we were given it by an american friend, as it is a classic over there.

I have to say this is one of the very favourite children's books in our household. Beautiful pencil sketch drawings by a proper artist, and a simple storyline, well told. We use this book as the ultimate soothing story for those difficult bedtimes when our 4 year old just won't settle. There is something about the story that always does the trick.

My husband and I love it because it is the complete opposite of today's TV-tie in, commercialised, computer-generated kids stories. We have lots of those as well, and like many of them, but this feels like a classic story from a time when stories were written properly! If I could give it 6 stars, I would.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Jun 1998
Format: Hardcover
The Cauldecott Medal is given to those childrens' books with outstanding illustrations. In "Make Way for Ducklings" Robert McCloskey has captured the personalities of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard's brood of duclkings from first hatch to the time they must go from the Charles River to the Boston Gardens. He has created the setting for a wonderful introduction to the world of ducks in the big city, and this book gives the reader the opportunity to ask questions about how birds really raise their families, or where exactly is Boston? So, it presents an opportunity to discuss nature, geography, birds, or even the hazards of living in a big city, when you are a duck. I used this book when I taught 2nd grade as an introduction to a bird unit. I also read it to my own children, over and over. A most higly recommended piece of children's literature!
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By C L West on 7 July 2014
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amazing book for all ages, remembered from too many years ago to admit!
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After a recent trip to Boston, where we saw the statues on the common, my son wanted to read the story.
In America we could only find the book in hardback and it wasn't cheap.
Very pleased to find it in paperback at a more reasonable price.
Lovely keepsake to remind us of our trip
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By carl on 29 Feb 2012
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A lovely story- based in the 40's in boston- about a duck family. Kids love it and the illustrations are good for adults too.
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By highfield48 on 18 Nov 2011
Format: Paperback
If you have ever been to Boston (USA)this book tells the story of the family of ducks who have a lovely brass statue in the park (Near to the Cheers bar) The illustrations in the book are in sepia,the locations are real, and it is a lovely story for both grown ups and their grandchildren.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a beautiful book with a lovely, gentle story based in a real place (Boston Common). The bronze models of the mother duck and all her ducklings are sat on my thousands of Boston children every year. It is a book to treasure.
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