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Nana Duck by Kathy Tallentire

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260x210mm Books
4pp Cover onto 300gsm Silk
Matt Lamination to outer
36pp Text onto 170gsm Silk
Four colour print throughout
Trimmed, collated and perfect bound

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“Nana Duck” by Kathy Tallentire is a charming and beautifully illustrated children’s book that captures the essence of a unique regional dialect and the heartwarming bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. The story is set in North Staffordshire, England, known for its distinctive use of the term “Duck” as a friendly form of address. The book’s narrative revolves around the adventures of a young girl named Ellie and her Nana, exploring how local expressions and language can sometimes be puzzling yet amusing for children. With its engaging storyline and vibrant illustrations, “Nana Duck” has garnered appreciation for its portrayal of familial relationships and cultural heritage.

An Illustrated Story

Author Kathy Tallentire, a Staffordshire-based writer, has crafted this story with a lot of heart and local flavor. The illustrations, done by Sarah Croker, complement the tale beautifully, bringing to life the characters and setting with warmth and detail. The book is not just a story; it’s an exploration of the Staffordshire area, complete with references to canals, oatcakes, and the affectionate “Ay-up Duck.” These elements make the book particularly resonant for those familiar with the region, as well as an interesting cultural discovery for those who aren’t.

An Award Nominated Finalist

“Nana Duck” has been well-received by readers and critics alike, being a finalist in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Awards and shortlisted for the 2018 Arnold Bennet Prize. Such accolades reflect the book’s quality and its appeal to both children and adults. The story’s focus on the nuances of language and the delightful misunderstandings that can occur makes it a fun and educational read.

Moreover, Tallentire’s personal connection to the story and the local area adds a layer of authenticity and affection to the book. The author’s dedication to sharing a piece of her heritage and the joy of familial bonds shines through in the narrative. “Nana Duck” is more than just a children’s book; it’s a celebration of regional identity, the quirks of language, and the love between grandparents and their grandchildren.

More Reading

For more information on “Nana Duck” and to purchase the book, you can visit Kathy Tallentire’s official website and for further insights into the story and its reception, check out reader reviews and details on Amazon

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