A collection of eleven short stories of particular interest to girl readers aged 9-13, with accompanying notes for teachers.
* Contents derived from the Albert Park,South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area,Melbourne - Inner South,Melbourne,Victoria,:Teaching Solutions,2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
When Hanna and her younger sister Zoe find a duckling with a broken leg in a nearby park, they are determined to nurse it back to health.
But after doing so, they realise that an even greater threat to the duckling has appeared: someone wants to develop the park into a shopping centre!
The duck becomes the rallying point for the girls and their neighbours, who stage a Lame Duck Protest. But will they succeed? Will the duckling's parkland home be preserved?
The book deals with issues of conservation and wildlife preservation in a touching way, and is accompanied by beautiful sketches and watercolour illustrations.