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The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack

The Story About Ping (original 1933; edition 1977)

by Marjorie Flack

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Title:The Story About Ping
Authors:Marjorie Flack
Info:Puffin (1977), Edition: Reissue; Open Market Ed, Paperback
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:children, fiction, read, 1970s

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The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack (1933)


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  SteppLibrary | Mar 21, 2017 |
A traumatic tale of a young duck separated from his family, almost cooked for dinner, and finding his family again. Very cute. I like it because I raised two young runner ducks like those in the story, and they were every bit as personable and silly as these. ( )
  MrsLee | Dec 4, 2016 |
3.5 stars ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
Absolutely a wonderful story. I read this as a child and it remains in my heart to this day. ( )
  Icewineanne | Aug 4, 2016 |
Since 1933, The Story About Ping has captivated generations of readers, but never before has it been available in a mass-market paperback format. No one can deny the appeal of the book's hero, Ping, the spirited little duck who lives on a boat on the Yangtze River. Ping's misadventures one night while exploring the world around his home form the basis of this timeless classic, which is brought to life by Kurt Wiese's warm and poignant illustrations.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
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Once upon a time there was a beautiful young duck named Ping.
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A little duck finds adventure on the Yangtze River when he avoided boarding his master's houseboat one evening.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0448421658, Mass Market Paperback)

The tale of a little duck alone on the Yangtze River, The Story About Ping is a sweet and funny book with wonderfully rich and colorful illustrations. On a day like any other, Ping sets off from the boat he calls home with his comically large family in search of "pleasant things to eat." On this particular day, he is accidentally left behind when the boat leaves. Undaunted, the little duck heads out onto the Yangtze in search of his family, only to find new friends and adventures--and a bit of peril--around every bend.

The exceptional illustrations bring the lush Yangtze to life, from Ping's family to the trained fishing birds he finds himself among to the faithfully rendered boats and fishermen. Certainly intended to be read aloud, The Story About Ping deserves a place on every young reader's (or listener's) shelf. (Picture book)

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A little duck finds adventure on the Yangtze River when he is too late to board his master's houseboat one evening.

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