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FEATHERS FLY

when one smart duck decides to teach the farmyard know-it-alls a lesson. Damaris is a duck. Not the ordinary, silly, jumping-inpuddles kind of duck—she’s a very clever duck. So when the farmyard pigs start picking on the other animals, Damaris and her sheepdog best friend hatch a plot to get back at them. Her plan works so well that she soon feels sorry for the
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Roaring Brook Press (first published 1997)
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Eve
Aug 07, 2011 Eve rated it it was amazing
This book tells the story of animals on a farm, focusing on the pigs, a duck and a sheep dog. The pigs patronise the rest of the animals on the farm. The duck, who has been educated by the sheep dog, does not like the pigs because of this and comes up with a plan to free the pigs so that they leave the farm, thus stopping their insults to the other animals. However, his plan back fires when he starts to feel sorry for the pigs (whose freedom leads them to a few mishaps) and when the farmer becom ...more
Nke
Sep 02, 2011 Nke rated it really liked it
Shelves: pgce
I thought this book was very entertaining from the beginning to the end. It’s about a duck called Damaris that goes out of her way to teach some sows and a boar on the farm a lesson after they implied that she and the other animals on the farm were ignoramuses . In the end the duck feels bad for her actions towards them – which involved a plan to get them off the farm, resulting in them getting sick and kidnapped and beaten by humans with cricket bats!

Damaris and her sheepdog friend Rory embark
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Cynthia Egbert
Jul 22, 2016 Cynthia Egbert rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
The next time you finish Orwell's Animal Farm go straight to this book and see those idiot pigs get their comeuppance. I have a lot more of his books to read but I have a feeling that this one may end up being my favourite King-Smith offering. An adorable story with a decent amount of wordplay and punning. Perfect.
Martha Netoff
Jul 09, 2010 Martha Netoff rated it did not like it
Shelves: children-s
duck solves they mystery of where the lost pigs went
Sammy
Aug 07, 2011 Sammy added it
Ecellent children's book.
Terri
Nice little animal story.
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Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.

Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get
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