Item description for Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack...
Overview A Scottish terrier digs a tunnel under a green hedge to see the strange animals that make quacking noises
Publishers Description When Angus, a very curious young terrier, sees that the door is open one day, he decides to go exploring. Little does he know what neighbors await him Farrar, Straus and Giroux is proud to reintroduce "Angus and the Ducks," along with its companion books, "Angus and the Cat "and "Angus Lost." These classic tales of the feisty, lovable Angus will once again delight children everywhere.
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Studio: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.62" Width: 9.54" Height: 0.11" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 1997
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN 0374403856 ISBN13 9780374403850
Availability 0 units.
More About Marjorie Flack
Marjorie Flack first got the idea for her classic story from her first book, written by her friend Helen Lomen. The Peking ducks in Angus and the Ducks so intrigued her that she began researching them. The Story About Ping was the result. She went on to write and illustrate many more children's stories, including Boats on the River, illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum, which was named a Caldecott Honor Book. Ms. Flack died in 1958. Kurt Wiese illustrated almost three hundred books for children. Books he both wrote and illustrated include You Can Write Chinese and Fish in the Air. Both stories were named Caldecott Honor Books, and reflect his experiences as a traveler in China where he lived for six years. Mr. Wiese died in 1974.
Reviews - What do customers think about Angus and the Ducks?
All three Angus books are a delight Jan 26, 2008
I am an art teacher in an elementary school. Each year I read the series of three Angus books (in the order they were written) to my first graders when we are folding an origami puppy. They love each book. I introduce the Scottish Terrier by showing the encyclopedia entry about dogs. This gets them excited about dogs AND the encyclopedia. By the third book, Angus Lost the children can hardly stand it - they are so excited. They cheer at the end. We look at the dog entry again in the encyclopedia to find the collie that Angus meets on the wide road. (These children don't know Lassie!) We compare the sizes of the dogs, etc. The books offer a view into the past: suspenders, hedges, and the milk man, but the story is current, the illustrations lovely. In Angus and the Cat the children whoop with delight over the illustration of Angus looking out the second story window looking for the cat. All three books are great read-alouds!
Angus books Jan 3, 2008
I love all the Angus books. Having owned a Scottie dog, I am particularly thrilled with the illustrations - they are so accurate. I used to read these to my daughter when she was a child & am now buying them for all my friends' little kids. I'll keep my set forever. The stories are so endearing.
Classy Classic Aug 17, 2007
My 1.5 year old is already a fan of this book. We bought it because she's fascinated with ducks. The realistic illustrations and complex sentences are a nice change of pace from most of her more recently published children's' books. The story has a bit of intrigue, a quick pace, and a humorous ending. It's just perfect.
a classic Jun 3, 2007
This is a wonderful book for children or for any age. Subtle and beautifully written, and perfect artwork.
Dogs Rule! Nov 13, 2006
I think this (or Make Way for Ducklings) was my first library book. At any rate, it starated me on a lifelong love of reading--and dogs! The illustrations capture every nuance of a dog's body language--you can practically feel Angus' warm little tummy as he stands up to reach something high. The story is not babyfied, but, as another reviewer indicates, is told with an intelligent vocabulary. Build vocab early! I treasured my Angus book and each time my mom took me to the library (years and years and years ago), I confounded her by ALWAYS adding the same old Angus book to my pile of borrowings. I hope I will OWN them all one day!