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DOWNLOAD Þ John Philip Duck ⚤ Edward loves his pet duck than anything He raised it from a baby, and now it follows him everywhere, even to the big fancy hotel in Memphis where he works with his father Everyone at the Peabody loves to watch that little duck do tricks why, it can even waddle up and down in time to a John Philip Sousa march, which is why Edward decides to name it John Philip But one day the hotel owner finds John Philip in his lobby fountain and he is NOT amused Until Edward has an idea What if he can train a bevy of ducks to march along behind him, swim in the fountain all day, and then march out every evening If Edward can do that, the owner tells him, he and John Philip will have a permanent place at the Peabody But can it really be done Based on the real life tradition of the Hotel Peabody Ducks, Patricia Polacco s latest picture book is one of her most charming to date I ve been reading this book, on request, to my preschooler every night for the past two weeks. The title of this didn t appeal to me, which is one reason it s in my last group of Polacco read books However, I ended up being completely charmed.I love Polacco s book dedication In loving memory of Robert McCloskey, inspiration to me since I was a child Because, this is a fictional story based on the resident ducks at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis Polacco researched how the custom got started and found out about the first Peabody Duckmaster Then, she used her imagination to create this s The title of this didn t appeal to me, which is one reason it s in my last group of Polacco read books However, I ended up being completely charmed.I love Polacco s book dedication In loving memory of Robert McCloskey, inspiration to me since I was a child Because, this is a fictional story based on the resident ducks at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis Polacco researched how the custom got started and found out about the first Peabody Duckmaster Then, she used her imagination to create this story.During the depression Edward and his father work at a hotel during the week Edward finds a duck and is allowed to keep it I love the hotel scenes I love animals in hotels I was touched how both Edward, and his duck too, managed to save a bunch of other ducks from hunters.This is one of a relative few of Polacco s children s picture books that could be enjoyed by some preschoolers, as well as her typical school aged audience It s an inspiring story and the illustrations are lovely too When Edward Pembroke a young African American boy working with his father at the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, during the Great Depression finds an abandoned duckling during one of his weekends home on the family farm, he pleads to be allowed to keep his new anatine friend as a pet Reluctantly, his father agrees, and soon the entire staff at the Peabody is conspiring to keep the existence of John Philip Duck named after Edward s hero, composer and conductor John Philip Sousa When Edward Pembroke a young African American boy working with his father at the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, during the Great Depression finds an abandoned duckling during one of his weekends home on the family farm, he pleads to be allowed to keep his new anatine friend as a pet Reluctantly, his father agrees, and soon the entire staff at the Peabody is conspiring to keep the existence of John Philip Duck named after Edward s hero, composer and conductor John Philip Sousa a secret from hotel manager, Mr Schutt When the inevitable discovery comes, Edward makes a cases for allowing the duck to stay as part of a trained act that will amuse hotel patrons.A completely fictional story, based on a real life circumstance the Peabody Hotely in Memphis is indeed famous for its fountain ducks, which were originally trained by an Edward Pembroke, a former circus animal trainer John Philip Duck is an engaging book, with Polacco s trademark vivid illustrations But although it is pleasant and entertaining, I didn t find it anywhere near the equal of some of this author artist s other books, and would primarily recommended it to Polacco fans, or to children who are visiting the Peabody I read a great story, full of fun, responsibility, and willing to give up everything for your friend The book was John Philip Duck by Patricia Polacco and she did a marvelous job doing pictures, figurative language, and including some comedy to it With all those things mixed together, that makes a perfect story Enough of that, we need to get down to business So there s this family, and Edward and his Dad work all day for Mr Schutt, the owner of the Peabody Hotel and Edward one day finds thi I read a great story, full of fun, responsibility, and willing to give up everything for your friend The book was John Philip Duck by Patricia Polacco and she did a marvelous job doing pictures, figurative language, and including some comedy to it With all those things mixed together, that makes a perfect story Enough of that, we need to get down to business So there s this family, and Edward and his Dad work all day for Mr Schutt, the owner of the Peabody Hotel and Edward one day finds this scrawny little duck, one that was left behind Later, he grows up, and knows how to waddle, but walks up and down the hotel Soon, he was caught and thrown into into a cage It s up to Edward to save the little duck I would recommend this book to 1st graders 2nd graders