NORA'S DUCK by Satomi Ichikawa

NORA'S DUCK

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In a loving tribute to the work of her English friend ``Doctor John,'' Ichikawa portrays the endearing child from Nora's Stars (1989) taking him an injured duckling she has found. Doctor John, a retired physician who now cares for many such animals, assures Nora that the duckling only needs rest; then he shows her around his establishlment, introducing his other patients--birds, domestic animals, even an old parrot that used to belong to his mother. The artist's sweet, precise style is perfect for this idyll in a contemporary peaceable kingdom; the simple, uneventful story is nicely rounded when Nora returns the duckling to its mother on the way home to her own. A good addition to the sensitivity-to-other-species collection. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1991
ISBN: 0-399-21805-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1991




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