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McCloskey, Robert.
New York : Viking, 1969
IL K-3, RL 3.1
ISBN 0670451495
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This book is about a family of ducks trying to find the perfect place to nest.  They decided to nest in the Boston Public Gardens but Mrs. Mallard discovers it is not safe to nest there.  They are in search again and finally find a small island in the Charles River.  They build their nest and soon befriend the local policeman who feeds them peanuts everyday until Mrs. Mallard lays her eggs and can no longer leave.  Eight little ducklings hatch and soon after Mr. Mallard decides to explore the rest of the river and they make plans to meet the following week at the Public Gardens.  Mrs. Mallard spends the week teaching her ducklings all they need to know to make the trip.  With the help of the local police they manage to escape all dangers and soon are reunited with Mr. Mallard in the Public Gardens.  (Patty Shingleton, Hazard, KY)
SUBJECTS:     Ducks -- Fiction.
                        Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.

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