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The Lumpy Duckling: Another Weaver Tale

(Weaver Tales #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Lumpy may be hefty with a misshapen mouth, but he’s funny and the most loyal friend Wheezy could ask for. When she meets Unwanted, she casts a wish for people to be able to see her best friend like she does. Her wish nearly kills him.
Paperback, 84 pages
Published October 15th 2014 by Guardian Angel Publishing (first published October 12th 2014)
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Beverly McClure
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Friendship is an important part of our lives. Why do we like one person and another person not so much? What do we look for in a friend? Their physical appearance? Their sense of humor? Their intelligence? Can we be friends with someone if we have nothing in common?

In Award Winning Author Kai Strand’s latest MG novel, THE LUMPY DUCKLING: Another Weaver Tale, Eloise Talemaker, AKA Wheezy, worries about her friendship with her best friend, Lawrence Nightingale, AKA Lumpy, since they seem to have n
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Middle grade

S.A. Larsen
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A sweet coming of age tale of trying to find one's place in the world and within relationships. It's full of fun, youthful energy.

What sets this story series apart from other shorter fantasy reads in the middle grade category is the structure of the story. These children are word weavers, meaning they often challenge each other through every day events by communicating in poetic rhyming. Initially, I thought it might become too much or take away from the main theme of the story but it didn't. I
Penelope Cole
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-school, tween
Today I’m reviewing Another Weaver Tale, "The Lumpy Duckling," by Kai Strand, third in her series. I must say that I love it as much or maybe more than the other two, which I’ve also reviewed. The first book, "The Weaver," sets up the story of the Tales, a village of Word Weavers. Then "The Wishing Well" is the next story about these quirky wordsmiths. This is such a great concept for a series. It showcases the author’s use of different writing styles, humor, and an endless cast of special chara ...more
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:
When I read the book description I immediately wanted to read it, let alone review it! It sounded fantastic. Then I got the pdf and I got a bit concerned because I was not a fan of the all. Now several things came to mind..was I really judging a book by its cover & could this actually play into a real world lesson from this book about outside looks?

Well yes it could and did because this book is fantastic. I know it is set for middle school to YA readers, but I was com
Kathryn Svendsen
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Lumpy Duckling was a wonderful fairy tale about two friends. One friend Lawrence, nicknamed Lumpy because of his misshapen mouth from the candies he’s constantly eating and Eloise, nicknamed Wheezy because of all her sneezing were constant companions. While others made fun of Lumpy, Wheezy could see his true nature.

Wheezy is very bothered by the way the others treat Lumpy, so when she is afforded an opportunity to be granted a single wish, she wishes that others would see Lumpy the way that
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I admit, I am slow getting puns and jokes. It wasn't until I finished the book and was thinking to myself "The Lumpy Duckling". There was no duckling... Duh Ugly Duckling - Lumpy Duckling.
Cute, love the title.

This was my first time reading Kai Strand. I wasn't disappointed.

I loved how after the chapter title there was always a little quote about friendship.
How true to life this story is. How many of us wish for people to change then get upset when they do.

Whizzy and Lumpy are the best of fri
Mary Waibel
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When Wheezy makes a wish for everyone to see her friend the way she does, it doesn't turn out quite the way she expected. Not only does Lumpy almost die, but he goes away for a long time, and when he returns, he's not the same Lumpy as when he left. Can their friendship survive?

Kai Strand explores friendship, perception, and the consequences of wishes in this fast-paced read.
Karen Bainbridge
The Lumpy Duckling by Kai Strand

The story of two children Eloise 'Wheezy' Talemaker and Lawrence 'Lumpy' Nightingale who are picked on by other children at school. Wheezy because of her asthma and Lumpy because he's fat and has shapeless lumpy lips.
One day while Eloise 'Wheezy' is having a particularly bad day sneezing 3 times at the slightest bit of dust that touches her nose and having the others pull her hair and making fun of her. On her way home near Mr Hollerhead's farm, Eloise 'Wheezy' ru
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Review: Eloise and Lumpy are good friends who are made fun of by the other kids. Eloise, or Wheezy as the kids called her wander off the road into the trees on the Hollerhead property to avoid being a spectacle. She jumped when she heard an unexpected voice. Then she saw a small blue creature who stepped into the sunshine. She screamed and told the creature to stand where he was. He introduced himself as Unwanted and famous. He told her that he can grant wishes. He said to her, just one wish ...more
Heather Green
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a cute clean story about friendship and loving people for who they are on the inside regardless of how they look on the outside. I think 10-12year old s would enjoy it, but I'm not sure how many kids would actually pick it up because the cover isn't the greatest.I do like the title. It clued me in on what the book would be about. I was a little confused with the setting because some parts of the book seemed really 1800/1900ish time period while other times it seemed modern day.I also did ...more
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
The main characters are two kids, Wheezy and Lumpy. They aren't popular and they are often teased by the other kids. However, they are the best of friends who only see the best in each other. When Wheezy has the chance to have a wish granted, she wishes that everybody would see Lumpy the way she does. Unfortunately, like most wishes, things don't turn out the way Wheezy had hoped.

while the story is a good one, I didn't always enjoy the writing style. It often felt stilted to me and didn't flow w
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my review.

This is an amazing middle grade story about a girl and her best friend and a wish that she wishes she never made. A few tears were shed (of both joy and sadness) while I was reading this story, but I am so glad that I read it. This story reminds you what is important in life: friendships. Beautifully written, The Lumpy Duckling teaches you lessons that anyone no matter what age needs to b
Sharon Absher
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book for free to do a honest review. This is a book about Eloise who makes a wish for her best friend Lumpy who is a fat kid with sores on his lips. When Lumpy comes back changed Eloise who everyone calls Wheezy thinks she has lost her best friend. This book will teach kids of all ages that sometimes what you wish for can happen in a big way and what you see may not always be the truth. That some people may change on the outside but they are still the same on the inside and that ...more
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Lumpy Duckling by Kai Strand is cute and simple, yet it has a unique twist on the ugly duckling story. The main characters Wheezy and Lumpy have easy to like, quirky personalities. I also found that I could relate to them without difficulty because I was shy and awkward as a child too, so I quickly got pulled into their lives. I would recommend this story and will be sharing this with my kids soon.
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a cute story. It had a great message. I read it with my 9 year old and he tended to wander when there was too much description. But overall it was a cute story with a great message about friends and accepting differences.
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C.M. Savage
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed all of the books in The Weaver series. This is my favorite out of the three. I love how Kai Strand intertwines the ugly duckling story with friendship.
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Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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