The Duck and the Darklings (PB)
WINNER: 2016 WA Premier's Book Awards, Children's Books SHORT-LISTED: 2015 CBCA Picture Book of the Year SHORT-LISTED: 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature Grandpapa's eyes shine when he remembers the beauty of the world, long-ago. Peterboy wants to find something wonderful to bring the light to Grandpapa's eyes and keep it there. What he finds is a duck, wounded and broken, and Grandpapa mends her from top to tail; quack, waddle and wing! The Duck and the Darklings is a triumphant story, for children and adults, about the coming of hope in dark days, the warmth of friendship and the splendour of a new dawn. Selected by the International Youth Library as a White Raven 2015 book.
'The language is just delicious. This is a book to be cosily explored with small children, but it would also make an interesting text for discussion at upper primary level.' Magpies 'Cleverly crafted, perfect for newly independent readers and as a moral tale this is a book to return to again and again, reiterating its message and enjoying its beauty.' Armadillo Children's Magazine UK Glenda Millard is the author of many acclaimed novels and picture books, and Stephen Michael King has created many wonderful books for children. The books they have made together include Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle, The Tender Morsels of Saffron Silk and other books in the Kingdom of Silk series.