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Children's Fiction Special Needs

Quack

by (author) Anna Humphrey

Publisher
Albert Whitman & Company
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
Category
Special Needs, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Friendship
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780807567067
    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price
    $23.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Ten-year-old Shady Cook struggles with selective mutism caused by anxiety. His best friend, Pouya, understands—despite being the class clown, he has his own hang-ups lurking just below the surface. Shady’s parents, however, are eager to find a way to help their son start talking more, so when a live duck waddles into their lives and Shady starts to respond, they reluctantly decide to give Svenrietta the emotional support duck a chance. Before long, Shady, Pouya, and their diaper-wearing duck are working to help all of the underdogs (or is it underducks?) at their school—and there are many.

About the author

ANNA HUMPHREY dreamt of being a writer since she was a teenager, and those dreams came true with the publication of her first YA novel, Mission (Un)Popular. Clara Humble and the Kitten Caboodle is the third and final book in the three-book Clara Humble series. Anna lives with her family in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"Children will find themselves rooting for these characters to succeed and will enjoy the duck's antics."—School Library Connection

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