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Daniel's Duck

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Daniel's Duck by Clyde Bulla

Daniel is hurt when others laugh at his wood carving, until he learns that giving people pleasure takes a very special gift. Good, warm feelings result from reading this gentle tale set in rural Tennessee during pioneer days.

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✒️ Author & illustrator

Author: Clyde Bulla

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Illustrator: Joan Sandin

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📖 Topics from the book:

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📂 Units, Activities, and Resources for Daniel's Duck

Rowing Daniel's Duck: Delighful Learning

Soap Carving for Kids
Uses only simple tools that you can make yourself

Apple Duck Carving
If you want to practice carving, this duck carved from an apple is not overly complicated and would be a fun project. There are no instructions but the carving in the photo is easy to dissect.

Craft Stick Log Cabin Project Instructions
Detailed instructions and photos to make a log cabin made of craft sticks

Supplemental Book List
from the FIAR Message Board Archive

Why are we featuring this book?

Daniel's Duck is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Daniel's Duck. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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US News & World Report, Forbes, KQED, HuffPost,, Money, Healthline Parenthood, Family Education, Parents, Scholastic