By: Glenda Millard
Illustrated by: Stephen Michael King
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9781743312612


Grandpapa's eyes shine when he remembers the beauty of the world, long-ago.

Peterboy wants to find something wonderful to bring the light to Grandpapa's eyes and keep it there.

What he finds is a duck, wounded and broken, and Grandpapa mends her from top to tail; quack, waddle and wing!

The Duck and the Darklings is a triumphant story, for children and adults, about the coming of hope in dark days, the warmth of friendship and the splendour of a new dawn.


This book was included in our April 2014 Picture Story Standing Order selection.

Teacher notes are available - see the "Download Teacher Notes" page (located under Standing Order).