To celebrate the release of On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Bob Marstall (4/11/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Jane and Bob, plus 10 chances to win a set of On Bird Hill and On Duck Pond !
by Jane Yolen
Hard to watch them, all, I know.Hard to keep them clean and neat,
Though they’ve landed on their feet.Hard to teach them wood duck ways
When they’re gone in sixty days.
Stop by Marianna Frances tomorrow for the last day of the tour!
Blog Tour Schedule:
April 11th – Mrs. Mommy BookNerd
April 12th – Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust
April 13th – Late Bloomer’s Book Blog
April 14th – Mundie Kids
April 18th – Chat with Vera
April 19th – The Kids Did It
April 20th – Books My Kids Read
April 21st – Marianna Frances
From award-winning and NY Times bestselling children’s author of more than 350 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall, On Duck Pond is the first sequel to the acclaimed On Bird Hill, which launched the children’s picture book series written for the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world authority on birds.In On Bird Hill, Yolen and Marstall took readers on a surreal journey with a boy and his dog, as they stopped, looked, and noticed things along their path—ultimately discovering the miracle of the birth of a baby bird. On Duck Pond continues the journey of the boy and dog story, this time in a new place—a serene pond, filled with birds, frogs, turtles and other creatures going about their quiet business. Their intrusion stirs the pond into a cacophony of activity, reaching climactic chaos, before slowly settling back to it’s quiet equilibrium.
This beautiful and enchanting sequel is sure to delight On Bird Hill fans and millions of readers and fans of Jane’s popular classics.
About the Author: Jane Yolen has authored more than 350 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, which every budding young ornithologist owns, You Nest Here With Me, which is a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs. Jane Yolen’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world.
Janes husband, David Stemple, was both a well known bird recordist and a professor of computer science and he taught the entire family how to identify birds. Many of Jane’s books are about wildlife subjects, especially the winged kind. Jane lives in Hatfield, MA. Visit her online at janeyolen.com.
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I can’t wait to read this book! I would love to have it in my library 🙂
My tweet! https://twitter.com/theloud_library/status/855067201426083842
I follow Jane Yolen!
I just liked Cornell Lab Publishing 🙂
Am now following you on Facebook!
Thanks for the excerpt–I love Jane Yolen’s writing. These books will be fun to read and share. I follow Jane Yolen on Twitter, I follow you and Cornell Lab Publishing on Facebook, and I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhammelef/status/855103507636080641
Have always loved Jane Yolen’s books — especially her quiet and pensive books. Shared on twitter. Already follow Jane. Follow your blog, but don’t know if I follow you on FB and Twitter. Will have to check!
I am so looking forward to finding On Duck Pond. It looks terrific.
I follow Jane Yolen on twitter
I had read Jane’s heart’s Blood series when I was a kid. I hadn’t known she also did such wonderful little kids’ books too.