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The Adventures of Sammy Duck-bookcover

By: Marion Jefferies

The Adventures of Sammy Duck

Pages: 78 Ratings: 5.0
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Sammy gives humorous accounts of escapades in England, Scotland and Wales which include: visiting Stonehenge, joining a scout camp in the Lake District, enjoying fireworks at Whitby, swimming along with a rowing crew in Cambridge, being pulled up by police on the A1, travelling on the London Underground, preventing a burglary in Durham and visiting a vet with her bad leg.

True accounts of the life of a pet duck, which becomes a family member. Enjoyable stories to be read to the very young or great entertainment for the older child, even Grandma and Grandad.

As an aunt, mother, teacher and university lecturer, Marion Jefferies has always sought to inspire, educate and entertain children along with young people. She delights in the presence of over fifty-four species of birds that visit her garden, as well as the many hedgehogs that roam around her property.
She writes from her own experience, and has kept ducks for most of her life. They are a source of joy for her, especially one rather special duck called Sammy.

These charming true stories will appeal to those aged 3 to 103 years!.

 This is Marion’s third book.

Customer Reviews
12 reviews
12 reviews
  • Val Sutton

    Val Sutton - former teacher and assistant manager of theatre and performing company as well as mother and grandmother:

    This is the interesting story of an intrepid white duck as he travels with a real family through their many engaging adventures in life. Children will be captivated by this tale and it's colouful illustrations.

  • Margaret Haywood - retired teacher

    A charming book which will appeal to children and families interested in nature. The language, style and content make it suitable for the age range 6 to 10 years. Parent / Carer would need to read it to younger children and the less competent readers in the older age group. The book is different in that it is a factual story written from the perspective of the duck. This is an interpretation by the author, based in her own experience, observation and understanding of these birds. Reading these stories would give a child more awareness of the natural environment and its inhabitants.

    Some of the technical terms which occur naturally within the story eg 'Archaeologist', 'Neolithic', 'Estuary', 'Prehistoric' etc. would encourage discussion between the adult and child leading to an enrichment of the child's language skills.

    As each chapter is a 'stand alone' unit it has the advantage that the reader can dip in and out of the book as and when appropriate while maintaining the central theme of the book.

    Front cover - vibrant colours, simple illustration which should attract the attention of potential purchasers.

  • Janet

    I loved the pictures, they reminded me of 'Orlando the Marmalade cat.' A charming book which can be dipped into as a series of tales.

  • Nick Jessup

    Delightful. a 'good read' for adults as well as children.

  • Claire Hutchings

    As a Teaching Assistant working with Primary school children with Additional Needs, The Adventures of Sammy Duck was a truly lovely book to read to the children I work with.
    The children were captivated by the fun stories and I as the adult not only enjoyed reading them aloud but could picture Sammy Duck on his adventures.
    The stories capture times past extremely well in the Jefferies family life.
    And I feel The Adventures of Sammy Duck would be a super Easter gift for young and old.

  • Diane Hayden

    An absolutely delightful read on a level for both children and adults alike. More so the better for being drawn from real life. The stories are packed with lovely little asides and observations and just the right length for pre-bedtime reading. A joyful innocent romp through the life of a very unique character and her delightful human family. Hoping there will be a sequel or three.

  • Brenda Jefferies (former teacher and great grand mother)

    The illustrations were very simple and clear for children to appreciate bur pertinent to the various adventures of Sammy. This was an unusual and amusing account of life from a duck's perspective. The many children I have reared or taught would say "I must have it!"

  • Hazel Green

    I have enjoyed reading the stories, along with my grandchildren, of Sammy Duck's adventures in the likes of Cambridge and Stonehenge. The illustrations are wonderful too!

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