The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack


The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack

This classic children's book was first published in 1933 and is still as delightful and relevant as ever. Ping's owner takes him and his siblings to the river for dinner. When it's time to go, Ping is the last duck in the water and, as such, will receive a spanking. To avoid punishment, he hides-only to be captured the next morning by a young boy for his family's dinner. Finally Ping is set free, and when he sees his master's boat, the last thing he fears is a spanking-he's just thankful to be home!

About the Author

Marjorie Flack was an award-winning author and illustrator best known for The Story About Ping. She was born in Greenport, Long Island, New York, in 1897 and died in 1958.Kurt Wiese was an award-winning German illustrator. He wrote and illustrated 20 of his own books, and then illustrated another 300 books for other authors.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2014



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