A Duck. A Talent. A Dream.
Pluck, a very special duck, has extraordinary talents. But no one knows, not even his friend Mrs. Macker. Watch what happens when Pluck decides to reveal what he can really do. Will he risk everything to share his talents and follow his dream?
This vibrant, rhyming children’s story delivers fun and excitement while presenting powerful messages of standing up for yourself, taking risks, forgiving others, and valuing friendship.
Complete with questions and activities, this delightful book for ages 4-8 further engages children at home, at the library, and in the classroom.
8 x 10 | 40 pages
ISBN 978-1-7367765-3-7 hard cover $17.95
ISBN 978-1-7367765-1-3 soft cover $12.95
ISBN 978-1-7367765-2-0 ebook $7.99
Purchase the hard cover, soft cover, or ebook edition online below or from your favorite bookstore.
What Early Readers Are Saying…
How This Story Came to Be
Throughout her life, Ruth Gomah enjoyed acting and learning. In one of her classes in the 1980s, an English professor encouraged her to publish a delightful story she wrote called Mrs. Macker’s Quacker. However, the story sat in a drawer for years as she pursued her dream of becoming a character actress.
Later in life, she gave the story to her friend and co-worker, Barbara Nelson, to publish if possible. Barbara created a publishing team to help her share Ruth’s story. Chiwah Slater loved the story, enhanced it, and turned it into a rhyming children’s story. Darrin Drda brought it to life with illustrations. With this creative team, the book emerged with a delightful story complete with questions and activities to further engage children at home, at the library, and in the classroom.
Pluck and all the other ducks along with animals, insects, and plants are part of our beautiful planet. We are all children of the earth and have a responsibility to take care of our planet for all to live on and enjoy.
Barbara is donating a portion of the proceeds to help educate children about our environment. Together, we can all create a friendly place for kids and adults to raise their left wing and their right and do their part to keep Earth safer for all life.