Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Blog Tour + Giveaway: On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Bob Marstall

Welcome to Day #3 of the On Duck Pond Blog Tour!
To celebrate the release of On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Bob Marstall (4/11/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Jane and Bob, plus 10 chances to win a set of On Bird Hill and On Duck Pond!

Duck Parade by Jane Yolen
Ducks wiggle-waddle,
Ducklings diddle-dawdle
Down to the pond
With a quick-quack-quack.
Tails sassy-saucy,
Drakes busy-bossy,
Down to the pond
For a quick-quack-snack.
©2017 Jane Yolen. All rights reserved.
Stop by Late Bloomer's Book Blog tomorrow for Day #4 of the tour!
Blog Tour Schedule:
April 10th – Word Spelunking  
April 11th – Mrs. Mommy BookNerd  
April 13th – Late Bloomer's Book Blog  
April 14th – Mundie Kids  
April 17th – Life Naturally  
April 18th – Chat with Vera  
April 19th – The Kids Did It  
April 20th –  Books My Kids Read  
April 21st – Marianna Frances
From award-winning and NY Times bestselling children’s author of more than 350 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall, On Duck Pond is the first sequel to the acclaimed On Bird Hill, which launched the children’s picture book series written for the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world authority on birds. 
 In On Bird Hill, Yolen and Marstall took readers on a surreal journey with a boy and his dog, as they stopped, looked, and noticed things along their path—ultimately discovering the miracle of the birth of a baby bird. On Duck Pond continues the journey of the boy and dog story, this time in a new place—a serene pond, filled with birds, frogs, turtles and other creatures going about their quiet business. Their intrusion stirs the pond into a cacophony of activity, reaching climactic chaos, before slowly settling back to it’s quiet equilibrium. 
This beautiful and enchanting sequel is sure to delight On Bird Hill fans and millions of readers and fans of Jane’s popular classics.
About the Author: Jane Yolen has authored more than 350 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, which every budding young ornithologist owns, You Nest Here With Me, which is a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs. Jane Yolen’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world. Janes husband, David Stemple, was both a well known bird recordist and a professor of computer science and he taught the entire family how to identify birds. Many of Jane’s books are about wildlife subjects, especially the winged kind. Jane lives in Hatfield, MA. Visit her online at
About the Illustrator: Bob Marstall is the illustrator of nine nonfiction children’s books, including the The Lady and the Spider, which sold over a quarter-of-a-million copies and was a Reading Rainbow selection. Bob has also been honored with an ALA Notable; an IRA Teachers’ Choice; a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children; and three John Burroughs selections.
In addition, two of Bob’s books are included in the New York Times Parent’s Guide’s “1001 Best Books of the Twentieth Century.” Bob Lives in Easthamton, MA. Visit him online at

About the Cornell Lab: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.

  • One (1) winner will receive a set of both On Bird Hill and On Duck Pond -- a great Earth Day gift!
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  1. I loved ON BIRD HILL and look forward to reading ON DUCK POND. I am so glad that Cornell is publishing books to encourageing a love of birds in future generations.

  2. I look forward to reading, On Duck Pond