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  • Published: 25 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143506928
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Davy and the Duckling




From picture-book masters Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas comes this gentle and moving story about the love between a little boy and the duckling that stays with him all of its life.

When the baby duck hatched, the first thing it saw was Davy. It fluffed its feathers – and started following Davy everywhere. Around the farmyard, under the apple trees and all the way home.

From picture-book masters Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas comes this gentle and moving story about the love between a little boy and the duckling that stays with him all of its life.

  • Pub date: 25 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143506928
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most-loved picture book authors.
She has written over twenty books, many of which have appeared in foreign editions. All have been highly acclaimed. Jenny Angel (which was inspired by her brother's death at the age of seven), illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks and The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas are all winners of the CBC Picture Book of the Year Award. Her most recent picture book with Penguin is The Treasure Box.
Margaret was born in Eshowe, a small town in South Africa. She now lives in Sydney.

Julie Vivas

The superb watercolour illustrations of Julie Vivas are loved by children and adults in Australia and overseas. Perhaps best known for the best selling Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox, Julie has illustrated stories by many well-known Australian authors, including The Tram to Bondi Beach by Libby Hathorn and Stories From Our Street by Richard Tulloch. Her work has received numerous awards nd commendations, and in 1992 Julie was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature.


Awards & Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • 3–5 Years

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2014 • Early Childhood


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