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  • Published: New York, Viking Press, 1961.
  • Year Published: 1961
  • Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0670672238 :


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The story about Ping

by Flack, Marjorie, 1897-1958.

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Call number: E FLA

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Malletts Youth Picture Books

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Youth level.

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This book is from my childhood and I got it to share with my son. Story is about Ping the duck and how he didn’t want to be last to return home in order to avoid punishment and how he decides he’d rather be last and with his family then out on his own.


The spank always confused me, too, but the story has endured none-the-less.

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very good


A cruel, awful story.


I liked it when Ping found his family.


It's been a favorite since my own childhood and it's difficult to say why. The drawings are wonderful. I think we identify with Ping, who doesn't want to be the last duck back and get spanked. And then poor Ping gets in even worse trouble. It is a simple story, but beautifully done. A picture book worth your read-aloud time.

very nice story

Just simply liked it. Beautiful written story.

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