ISBN: 0140501711
EAN13: 9780140501711
Language: English
Pages: 63
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 11.7" L x 8.9" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Robert McCloskey's unusual and stunning pictures have long been a delight for their fun as well as their spirit of place.--The Horn Book

Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home.

This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions. This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition.

Make Way for Ducklings has been described as one of the merriest picture books ever (The New York Times). Ideal for reading aloud, this book deserves a place of honor on every child's bookshelf.

This delightful picture book captures the humor and beauty of one special duckling family. . McClosky's illustrations are brilliant and filled with humor. The details of the ducklings, along with the Read More chevron_right

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   Beautiful Story
A delightful introduction to duck behavior. The 1940s vision of ducks living between the Charles River and the Boston Public Gardens is something that anyone who wants to visit Boston will appreciate. The gentleness and humor of McCloskey's work was special for children. A Time of Wonder, One Morning in Maine and Make Way For Ducklings are books that build appreciation for nature and human relationships. One summer day in northeastern Massachusetts, I had to stop on a road near a lake to let a family of ducks cross the road. I thought about Make Way for Ducklings. It's not unusual for ducks to spend their summers. NPR sadly announced the death of Robert McCloskey. That was one amazing coincidence and I am not superstitious.
 
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   Love.
I am glad I bought this book for my nephew. Everyone should have an appreciation for ducks. The illustrations and story line are beautiful. The artwork is stunning and inspiring to anyone who can appreciate it, even if the illustrations are less exciting to some children who prefer colors. My nephew and niece love reading.
 
5
   Great Boston classic read
A child came to Boston for a short time and this book was given to them. The book is a great way to share the fun of Boston with visitors.
 
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   Make way for ducklings
This story brings back happy memories for my great grandfather who was patient and kind. The story is enjoyable and my grandson will love it. All books should be in my opinion, so I purchased the hard back. Can't wait.
 
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   Bought used to and not in condition advertised.
The condition of the book wouldn't have called it good. There was a torn cover. There are very worn pages. Had I known it was so poor, I wouldn't have paid 10 bucks.
 
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   Make Way for Ducklings
My niece is a reluctant reader. She received a book each month from Aunt Donna. I picked the Caldecott medal winners. She really liked every book I sent her. She wants me to send more. The reluctant reader is learning to enjoy reading.
 
5
   This book bridged the gap between the USA and Soviet Union in 1991
There is a lake in Moscow. He was inspired to write the ballet. President George H.W. was on it's shores in 1991. Barbara Bush gave the bronze figures from Make Way For Ducklings to President Gorbachev. It was given to the children of The Soviet Union from the children of the United States of America, according to the inscription. The ice was broken when Mrs. Bush and Raisa Gorbachev met. The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties limited the long range nuclear weapons between the two countries and were negotiated by President Bush.
 
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   Mallard is my last name
Our family has a tradition of reading this book. It brings back fond memories of my grandmother. I read it to my daughter today. The book is great.
 
5
   Wonderful classic book
I bought a book for my granddaughter. When my kids were small, I remember reading it.
 
5
   Boston visit must
He loved the police man in the book and was excited to be going to Boston. He still remembers the places that we visited that were mentioned in the book, and he talks fondly of the police man.
 
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