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John Phillip Duck

John Phillip Duck

by Patricia Polacco Illustrated by Patricia Polacco

Loosely based on actual events, here is the charming story of a young boy who brings his trained duck to the grand hotel where he works with his father. The duck is a well-kept secret until the hotel manager discovers the duck swimming in the lobby fountain! His anger turns to delight when the duck performs tricks to the marches of John Philip Sousa.

Ages
6, 7, 8, 9
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.8
Lexile Measure
750L
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
Philomel Books
Number of Pages
48
Genre
Fiction, Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Patricia Polacco Award-winning author Patricia Polacco has always been a phenomenal artist, but it wasn't until she was 41 years old that she started writing children's books. She writes in both Eastern European and mid-western American voices.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Patricia Polacco Award-winning author Patricia Polacco has always been a phenomenal artist, but it wasn't until she was 41 years old that she started writing children's books. She writes in both Eastern European and mid-western American voices.

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