French Ducks in Venice

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French Ducks in Venice
Written by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763641731
ISBN-13: 9780763641733
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French Ducks in Venice

author: Garret Freymann-Weyr
illustrator: Erin McGuire

Siblings George and Cecile live in Venice, California, but think of themselves as French ducks. They have an important friend, Polina Panova, who conjures magical dresses of thread, silk, and velvet . . . of grass, pieces of night sky, and strawberry jam. To the ducks, who delight in her daily visits, Polina is a princess. But when Polina's prince--who makes movies almost as luminous as her dresses--decides to go away, life on the canal changes, and so does Polina. What are two steadfast and affectionate French ducks to do? Save admit that every broken heart mends on its own time, in its own way? From an acclaimed Y A author and a talented debut illustrator comes a storybook classic full of light and hush, wisdom and whimsy, about patient friendship and the healing power of time.

A magical, lyrical, beautifully illustrated tale about friendship and healing--and the joys and risks of staying open to love, even in the face of loss.
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0763641731 /  9780763641733
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Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Hardback
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
56 / 7 7/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
Juvenile Fiction; Love & Romance; Social Issues; Animals;
author’s comments:
Garret Freymann-Weyr is the author of many acclaimed books for young adults, including My Heartbeat, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Stay with Me, and After the Moment. She lives in North Carolina.
illustrator’s comments:
Erin McGuire is a fine artist and freelance illustrator. This is her first picture book. She lives in Texas.
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