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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Hardcover, 31 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Little Brown and Company
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Phil Jensen
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
My kids loved it, but I have questions.

What kind of candy store sells ducks?
Was the duck really lying?
Where did those ducks get a chariot?
Are the parents lying?
Why are the parents so unfazed by the story? Is this some kind of reality in which duck encounters are common?
Was staying with the ducks an option? Is joining the afterlife voluntary?
What if he kept the chariot? Was there a use for it?
dead letter office
Dec 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Probably the best picture book ever written.
Erika Worley
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, fantasy
Absolutely surreal hilarity.
Scott
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
What happens when a slightly younger than middle aged man (me) has a favorite author (Daniel Pinkwater) and he's read a ton of books (70 at last count) by this author BUT finds himself in the library faced with a picture book (his kids are now too old for picture books) by his favorite author?

Well he checks that book out of the library and comes home immediately to read about a kid who buys a duck only to discover that not only do ducks lie but they are often angels who fulfill ridiculous wishes
...more
Tiah Keever
May 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Technically I didn't read it, Danny read it to us during writing group time, but whatever! I followed along part of the time. Odd and interesting..."Ducks lie" ...more
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Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that ...more

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