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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

The Underdog Duckling

by (author) Sally Meadows

illustrated by Olha Tkachenko

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Emotions & Feelings, Multigenerational, Birds
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


When Quinn’s mom gets sick and Quinn has to go live with his grandfather in the big city, a nearby pond becomes a place of comfort and peace for him. But when Quinn spots a duckling all on its own, his own feeling of not belonging bubbles to the surface. How will Quinn get through this time in his life when everything seems so upside down?

About the authors

Sally Meadows MSc, BEd, is an award-winning author, recording artist, and speaker from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her other titles include The Two Trees (2015, Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing), Beneath That Star (2015, Word Alive Press), and When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom(2018, Siretona Creative). Online links:,, @SallyMeadows, and

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Artist and illustrator Olha Tkachenko was born in Ukraine, a country of rich art traditions. Having grown up in a family of artists, she began drawing and painting at a very young age. She received formal education at a fine arts school and has worked in the visual arts all her life, showing her works at art events in Canada, Ukraine, and France. In 2014, Olha moved with her family to Canada and enjoys the opportunity to continue her art in this beautiful country; the Ukrainian-Canadian community, and its focus on national heritage, has inspired new art projects.

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