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    • ISBN:9781444005974
    • Publication date:08 Dec 2011
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Runaway Duckling

By Francesca Simon
Illustrated by Emily Bolam

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One little duckling is determined to go exploring in this funny farmyard series perfect for early readers.

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

Mother Duck warns her ducklings about the dangers that lie in wait outside the gates of Potter's Barn Farm. But one little duckling is determined to go exploring...

Biographical Notes

Francesca Simon spent her childhood in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 50 books and won THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR in 2008 at the GALAXY BRITISH BOOK AWARDS for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN.

Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk.

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  • ISBN: 9781444001952
  • Publication date: 03 Mar 2011
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
A lovely story...prefect for new readers ready to go from picture books to first novels — PRIMARY TIMES
A charming story — JUNIOR MAGAZINE
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