Spring 2023

Finding Family

The Duckling Raised by Loons

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Discover the true story of an orphaned mallard duckling being raised by a pair of loons.

On a lake in northern Wisconsin in 2019, loon researchers were surprised to discover a mother and father loon caring for a mallard duckling. Normally loons and mallards live very different lives and do not get along. Follow along as the duckling grows and displays a mix of both loon behaviors and mallard behaviors. Intriguing verse and striking illustrations combine in this heartwarming tale of unexpected animal cooperation.

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978-1-7284-4299-0
On pre-order until 03/07/2023
$15.74
978-1-7284-8555-3
On pre-order until 03/07/2023
$25.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-03-07
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF019090, JNF003030, JNF051150
Dewey 598.4/42
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Engaging natural science for the very young.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 135 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Lion of the Sky, theCan Be… series, and Bookspeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing workshops, and teacher inservices. Read more about Laura and her work at laurasalas.com.

Illustrator: Alexandria Neonakis

Alexandria Neonakis is a freelance concept artist, fine artist and illustrator from Nova Scotia, Canada, currently residing in Los Angeles with her husband and various pets. Previously she was a senior concept artist at Wonderstorm and a character concept artist at Naughty Dog. When she's not working, you'll find her at home with her husband John and their way too many pets, out in nature painting and shooting reference, or at the barn she rides at hanging out with horses.