The Lumpy Duckling by Kai Strand
Lumpy may be hefty with a misshapen mouth, but he’s funny and the most loyal friend Wheezy could ask for. When she meets Unwanted, she casts a wish for people to be able to see her best friend like she does. Her wish nearly kills him.
All the Weaver Tales are set in the same fictional village of The Tales. The villagers are called Word Weavers, because they speak in story. The same little gnome-elf, Unwanted, grants a wish in each book that makes the main character's problem worse.
The books do not have to be read in any order.
Praise for The Lucky Duckling
Kai Strand explores friendship, perception, and the consequences of wishes in this fast-paced read. - Mary Waibel
This is a wonderful story of loyalty and friendship. It also shows how one’s fears and insecurities sometimes sabotage the good things we have in our lives. Like Wheezy, we have to learn to trust, to accept change, to be patient and understanding, and to try not to jump to conclusions. The end is most satisfying, but it’s an exciting, nerve-wracking ride getting there. The Lumpy Duckling is highly recommended for middle grade readers. - Penelope Anne Cole
Somehow, she and Lumpy got to know each other better while he was away. His letters talked about the things he missed the most; his sisters, the gazing pool, finding shapes in her freckles. She shared her frustration over not getting an ‘A’ on an art assignment because her teacher didn’t agree with the perspective, how much she missed sitting in the park with him—imagining what conversations the popular kids were having, and how worried she was about her little sister’s new best friend being too much like Tosh.
They seemed to share more in their letters than they did in person. So much so that when Wheezy learned Lumpy was coming home, she became equal parts ecstatic and nervous over seeing him again.
When her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers and short stories for the younger ones, Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults.
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