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Children's Fiction Ducks, Geese, Etc.

Gracie, The Public Gardens Duck

by (author) Judith Meyrick

illustrated by Richard Rudnicki

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
May 2007
Category
Ducks, Geese, etc.
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551096056
    Publish Date
    May 2007
    List Price
    $16.95

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Description

Gracie has a nice, comfortable life in the Halifax Public Gardens. Her days are full of swimming in lakes and fountains, napping in bushes, and gobbling up the delicious treats that the visitors to the park bring especially for her. Muffins, popcorn, and peanut butter sandwiches. Yum! Gracie loves the attention and the company she gets from people but she especially loves all the food.

One day, however, Gracie''s favourite people stop giving her food. What''s happening? Why won''t anyone share their lunch? Aren''t they worried that she''ll starve? Despite her best efforts, Gracie''s turned away by all her food sources, and to fill up she has to turn to-well, duck food. And despite herself, she starts to enjoy it.

Gracie, the Public Gardens Duck is a funny and sweet story, reminiscent of classic children''s literature, but with a modern heroine-one hungry duck in search of dinner.

About the authors

Judith Meyrick is a freelance writer. Her published work includes humorous articles and book reviews. Presently her passion is children's books. She received an honourable mention for two awards in the 2004 Atlantic Writing Competition. Judith's home is in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Judith Meyrick's profile page

Richard Rudnicki est réputé pour ses tableaux dépeignant la Nouvelle-Écosse ainsi que pour ses albums jeunesse primés. Richard enseigne le dessin et anime fréquemment des ateliers dans des écoles. Il habite Halifax.

 

Richard Rudnicki is an artist known for his paintings of Nova Scotia as well as for his award-winning children's books. Gracie, The Public Gardens Duck by Judith Meyrick won the Lillian Sheppard Memorial Award for Excellence in illustration and was finalist for the APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award. Richard also teaches figure drawing and portraiture and frequently gives school workshops. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Richard Rudnicki's profile page

Awards

  • Runner-up, APMA Best Book Award
  • Winner, Lillian Shepherd Memorial

Other titles by Judith Meyrick

Other titles by Richard Rudnicki