The Duck and the Darklings
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.
Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2015. Shortlisted for Wilderness Society Environment Awards: Picture Books 2015.
Glenda Millard is the author of many acclaimed novels and picture books, including Lightning Jack, illustrated by Patricia Mullins, which was shortlisted in the 2013 Children's Book Council of Australia awards. Stephen Michael King has illustrated, written and designed many splendid books for children, including Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat and Bella's Bad Hair Day. The books they have made together include Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle, The Tender Morsels of Saffron Silk and other books in the Kingdom of Silk series.