Easy Reading: Duckstar Series

         

Title:"Duckstar" and "Cyberfarm"

ISBN:9781876819571

ISBN: 9781921479588 (EPub)

Author: Hazel Edwards and Christine Anketell

Illustrator: Mini Goss

Publisher: Interactive Publications

  
     
         

Title:"Operatic Duck" and "Duck on Tour"

ISBN:9781876819809

ISBN: 9781921479861 (EPub)

Author: Hazel Edwards and Christine Anketell

Illustrator: Mini Goss

PublisherInteractive Publications

  
     

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A two book series of back-to-back stories with quirky illustrations  to captivate younger readers. Adults sharing with child readers may also enjoy the 'Animal Farm' style satire on performers in the various arts: tv commercials, theme parks, community opera and touring.

In Book 1, Duckstar, Duck and his friends have a problem: their farm will be closed down unless they can find the money to improve its safety features. Their big chance comes when they are asked to appear as extras in a television advertisement. Will their plan work? In their second adventure, Cyberfarm, Duck and his friends are going to be replaced by robots and virtual farm animals. They devise a plan to win back the tourists by performing a show.

In Book 2, Operatic Duck, Duck and his friends are asked to take part in a community performance of the opera Aida. They all want the show to be a success, but rehearsals aren't going well... In their second adventure, Duck on Tour, Duck and his friends take the show on the road, heading to the outback to perform Aida there. But then it starts to rain, and before long their train is cut off in the middle of nowhere by floodwaters. Is there anything the animals can do to save everyone?

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Want to find out how real writers collaborate?  Article on Co-writing Duckstar  in Bugnews 

Review: 'The Duckstar series are great fun, stacked full of possibilities for further activities in the classroom and the most delightful duck you will ever meet.'

Kids Book Review  recommended 'Duckstar' as junior fiction for the month.

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Duckstar Book Trailer

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Educational Resources for Teachers

The Duckstar series ,designed for newly independent readers ,offer a range of activities for the classroom including a quack chorus, egg painting and more. Download the Teacher Notes.

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