Bardal Feirmeora (Farmer Duck) by Martin Waddell
  

Bardal Feirmeora (Farmer Duck)

Written by Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Part of the Walker Eireann Series

Synopsis

Bardal Feirmeora (Farmer Duck) by Martin Waddell

A hardworking duck is rescued from life with a lazy old farmer in this classic tale of justice from acclaimed Irish writer Martin Waddell. A perfect introduction to the Irish language for young children! There once was a duck who had the bad luck to live with a lazy farmer. While the poor duck works and works, through rain and hail, the farmer lazes about ... barking out commands from his bed. But, one day, the other animals decide to take action! It's time to stand up to that lazy farmer! This story of heroism and comradeship, with illustrations that are as stunningly beautiful and powerful as they are truly funny, make this new Irish edition a book to be read again and again ... and again!

Reviews

By book's end, young readers will flap for joy right along with the endearing web-footed heros. * Publishers Weekly, starred review * The subversive fable is so exuberantly illustrated by Helen Oxenbury's stunningly powerful watercolors that it is, in fact, an ideal nursery book--a model of the synthesis of story, word, and picture. * Mothering Magazine * Waddell's narration is a marvel of simplicity and compact grace

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
40 pages

Author

Martin Waddell
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013

ISBN

9781406348170


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