The Duck in the Gun

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  • Title: The Duck in the Gun
  • Author: Joy Cowley
  • ISBN: 9780790104430
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
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    About "Joy Cowley"

    1. Joy Cowley

      Joy Cowley, a fiction writer for children and adults, was born in Levin and educated at Palmerston North GHS and Pharmacy College She has been published so widely and to such acclaim that she received a Commemoration Medal in 1990, the OBE in 1992 for her services to children s literature, the Margaret Mahy Award Lecture in 1993 and an honorary doctorate from Massey University in 1993 In 2004, she received the A W Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards Joy has contributed many stories, plays, and poems to New Zealand s School Journal, as far back as the 1960s and as recently as 2010 She is internationally recognised for her contribution to children s literacy and has written than 600 early readers, along with novels and poetry for children.She has also worked as a teacher of creative writing for children in than 10 countries and won critical acclaim for her adult novels and short stories.She was made a Distinguished Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit for services to children s literature at the 2005 Queen s Birthday Honours And in 2010 she received a Prime Minister s Award for Literary Achievement.She currently lives in Wellington.

    901 thoughts on “The Duck in the Gun”

    1. Ok, why oh why has no one told me about this book before No Seriously Why This book was AMAZING The humor in it was great and I found myself laughing which had my husband asking me what was so funny In the end, I ended up reading the story to my husband and son to their delight I tried doing a french accent but failed miserably at it.The ink drawings were so charming and reminded me so much of books I read in my childhood that were hand me downs from my sister It also reminded me of some of the [...]


    2. Brilliant My 6 8 yo boys even understood it.Maybe my funny voices for the characters helped highlight everyone s silliness but with a lasting comment of Glad they didn t shoot anyone mum I can only hope that the pointlessness of war has sunk in even just a smidge.Terrific conversation starter for the late primary years.


    3. A 1001 Children s Book You Must Read that really deserves that title And yet, it seems, it is not widely available any and it s, it seems, out of print Sad Because you really must read it Child or grownup, you must read it.



    4. We were given this for Jacob s birthday I was unfamiliar with it, being a NZ classic and previously famously used as graded reading book.It s a simple but nicely told story with an anti war slant, clearly crafting the absurdities and pointless nature of many conflicts It should work well with children and has great potential for silly voices The illustrations are pleasingly dated intentionally so and contrast nicely with modern books An almost Napoleonesque feeling with some rural castle life c [...]


    5. The highest praise I can give this book was that it was a great hit with a difficult grade two class The story is adorable, with a fantastic cast of characters especially if you do the voices The best part is that it really nails that exaggeration that helps kids to think rationally type of humour that so many children s books aim for.




    6. Simple, smart and beautifully executed in both text and illustrations, with a wonderful message about peace A deserved classic


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