Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ON DUCK POND by Caldecott winner Jane Yolen [Giveaway]

Welcome to Day #7 of the On Duck Pond Blog Tour!

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 !
Duck and Ducklings by Jane Yolen
All of you, look alert.
Danger lurks above, below.
Be careful everywhere you go.
All of you, head to tail,
Know your family, keep us straight,
Don’t be early, never late.
All of you, follow close,
Do not leave our careful line.
That the way you'll be feather fine.
©2017 Jane Yolen. All rights reserved.
Stop by The Kids Did It tomorrow for Day #8 of the tour!
Blog Tour Schedule:
April 10th – Word Spelunking April 11th – Mrs. Mommy BookNerd April 12th Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust April 13th – Late Bloomer's Book Blog April 14th – Mundie Kids April 17th – Life Naturally April 18th – Chat with Vera April 19th – The Kids Did It April 20th –  Books My Kids Read April 21st – Marianna Frances

Where to Buy: Cornell Lab Publishing
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.
About the Illustrator: Bob Marstall is the illustrator of nine nonfiction children’s books, including the The Lady and the Spider, which sold over a quarter-of-a-million copies and was a Reading Rainbow selection. Bob has also been honored with an ALA Notable; an IRA Teachers’ Choice; a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children; and three John Burroughs selections.

In addition, two of Bob’s books are included in the New York Times Parent’s Guide’s “1001 Best Books of the Twentieth Century.” Bob Lives in Easthamton, MA. Visit him online at marstallstudio.com.

About the Cornell Lab: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet. birds.cornell.edu


One (1) winner will receive a set of both
On Bird Hill and On Duck Pond -- a great Earth Day gift!
US addresses only
Begins April 18 & Ends April 29
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DISCLOSURE: Information and prize is provided by MMPublicity Group on behalf of the publisher and author to facilitate this post and giveaway. 


  1. On my route to and from grade school, there was a little marsh with a pond and I got to look at tadpoles and suchlike! But there were nasty burrs and those little things like mini-plant-razor-blades that would sometimes get all over my sock and pants!

  2. Living in the city I didn't come in contact with ponds.

  3. My best memories of ponds is in the winter when the one behind my grandparents' house would freeze and we could go skating. It was through a path in the woods so it was a trip through branches and briars to get there, but so fun!

  4. Highland Park in Pittsburgh has a pond that is populated by a veritable city of ducks. Every now and then, usually early on a Sunday morning, we head to the pond to feed the ducks and enjoy their banter (as well as the park's many other charms!)

  5. When I was little we would vacation at our grandparents farm. At night the 'peepers' in the pond would keep us awake! But after a night or 2 we were used to the sound.

  6. I think ponds are pretty, I've never had one where I've lived. But I do have a miniature decorative pond waiting to be installed.

  7. I built a tiny pond near my house. Its probably at least a quarter of a mile or so to the nearest stream. Somehow, a tiny frog made it to my pond. Frogs can travel over great distances to find water. Its surprising and really amazing.

  8. PS a quarter of a mile doesn't sound like much, but the frog is no bigger than 2" long.

  9. Ooh, I'll have to be on the lookout for this one! It looks lovely! Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!


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