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Runaway Duckling (Early Reader) by Francesca Simon

Runaway Duckling (Early Reader)

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One little duckling is determined to go exploring in this funny farmyard series perfect for early readers. For more farmyard fun with the animals at Potter's Barn, look out for the other books in the series, Where are my Lambs, Billy the Kid goes Wild, Barnyard Hullabaloo, Mish Mash Hash, Chicks just want to have fun and Moo Baa Baa Quack.

There are lots of Early Reader titles to choose from that are great for sharing with your youngsters and for kids just starting out on the reading journey to read alone. Check out the extracts on the site as some of the titles are slightly more advanced than others - for example the Francesca Simon animal story titles set at Potters Barn are great to get started on whereas the Sally Gardner, Georgie Adams and Vivian French titles have a bit more text to each page. Each and every one of them though has full colour illustrations on every page.


Runaway Duckling (Early Reader) by Francesca Simon

Mother Duck warns her ducklings about the dangers that lie in wait outside the gates of Potter's Barn Farm. But one little duckling is determined to go exploring... from the author of Horrid Henry.


A charming story * JUNIOR MAGAZINE * A lovely story...prefect for new readers ready to go from picture books to first novels * PRIMARY TIMES *

About the Author

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in California, and attended both Yale and Oxford Universities, where she specialised in Medieval Studies.
She worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US) and after her son Joshua was born in 1989, she started writing children’s books full time. One of the UK’s best-selling children’s writers, Francesca has published over 50 books, including the immensely popular HORRID HENRY series, which has now sold over fifteen milllion copies.

Francesca won the Children’s Book of the Year in 2008 at the British Book Awards for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman. HORRID HENRY is published in 24 countries and is also an animated CITV series. She lives in London with her husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.

If you'd like to know a bit more about Horrid Henry click here to read a letter from the author.

Author photo © Francesco Guidicini

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Publication date

3rd March 2011


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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


64 pages


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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes



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