Wings in the Wind (Hardcover)
This is a story of one courageous Mallard who lost his family but did not give up, and about a little girl who watched and loved the duckling as he struggled to make it to adulthood. It takes place on the Merrimack River in Massachusetts and is based on a true account of one duckling's survival. Themes of home, family, friendship, and nature are presented, as it explores the dilemma of safety versus growth. A wonderful read aloud for K-3rd grade, this uplifting story is recommended for nature and science centers, children's museums, and school and public libraries to support science and social studies sections. Author lives in Massachusetts and Missouri.
JULIA WALSH lives on the banks of the Merrimack. She holds a BA in occupational therapy (Boston University) and an MA in school psychology (Immaculata University). KAREL HAYES is the author/illustrator of over twenty-five books, three of these illustrated with her son and fellow artist, JOHN GOREY.