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The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling

Written by Timothy Basil Ering

Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2017  When a violent storm tosses a violin case with an egg inside it overboard, no one expects to see it ever again. But something miraculous happens. The egg cracks, the newly hatched little duckling forms a deep and passionate friendship with the violin and the music they make together brings everyone back together again and happiness to all. A whimsical story, beautifully told.  ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling Synopsis

Through an exhilarating read-aloud text and extraordinary artwork, award-winning author-illustrator Timothy Basil Ering shares a thrilling and fantastical story of a farmer, a dancing dog, a fiddle, and one brave, tiny musical duckling that will warm the heart. Captain Alfred is sailing home with new ducks for his farm when his little boat is caught in an unexpected and mighty storm. Everything aboard the ship is flung to the far reaches of the sea, including the very special and beautiful duck egg he had nestled safely inside his violin case. But perhaps all is not lost...

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ISBN: 9781406374278
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406374278
Publication date: 2nd February 2017
Author: Timothy Basil Ering
Illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Timothy Basil Ering

Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of the multiple-award-winning The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo and Snook Alone by Marilyn Nelson, as well as the acclaimed author-illustrator of The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone and Necks Out for Adventure! He lives in the USA in Kingston, Massachusetts, with his wife and sons. As a childWith a Lithuanian father and a French mother, Timothy Basil Ering studied at a design college in Pasadena, California, before indulging his longtime love of the sea as a boatswains mate aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, sailing to points as far afield as Hawaii, ...

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