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Lucky Ducklings

Lucky Ducklings

by Eva Moore Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Early one morning, Mama Duck takes her babies for a walk. They follow safely behind her as they leave their pond, waddle through the park, and stop in the little sunlit town’s parking lot for yummy breakfast. But one by one, Mama’s little ducklings get separated when they disappear into the slats of the town’s storm drain. How three firemen and a pickup truck rush to their rescue makes for a vivid and exciting drama that children will return to over and over again. This delightful new classic has an inspiring environmental message.

Praise for Lucky Ducklings

“Any children”s picture book that involves a mother duck leading her babies through peril to safety is liable to raise comparisons with Robert McCloskey”s 1941 classic, Make Way For Ducklings, a volume so dear that it would seem impossible for any newcomer to match it. Yet Eva Moore”s Lucky Ducklings…which has a delightfully McCloskeyesque feel, comes awfully close… this endearing picture book makes a perfect companion piece to the original adventure.” — The Wall Street Journal

“This stunning book depicts an incident that took place in Montauk, Long Island… Writer and artist have conspired to give children a sure-to-be classic that they”re sure to love.” — School Library Journal, starred review

“Carpenter”s warm, retro spreads salute McCloskey in what might turn out to be this generation”s duckling rescue story…It”s worthy of its predecessor, and a welcome sequel of sorts.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages

About the Author and Illustrator

Eva Moore Eva Moore has been writing and editing children's books for more than forty years. She is the beloved author of many popular books, and lives in Montauk, New York.
Nancy Carpenter Nancy Carpenter is the celebrated illustrator of more than thirty books for children. Her unique multimedia approach to illustration has garnered numerous honors, including two Christopher Awards and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Ms. Carpenter lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

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