Mother Penny

by Gertrude Robinson
Rated 4.7 out of 5


Rated 5 out of 5
January 10, 2022

It was Awesome! Because the ten little ducklings were brave when Mother Penny was practically captured.

-Keziah, age 8


What a fun read!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 3, 2021

My daughter loves this story! It was heart warming how Mother Penny took in Little Whistler when he was lost. A true story of love and acceptance.


Cute Story

Rated 4 out of 5
May 4, 2021

This is a cute story. The only difficult thing is that some of the sentence structures are weird (old fashioned?) and that makes it a little hard for my 3rd grader to understand some parts of the story. We loved reading about little whistler though!

Britney C

Great read aloud!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 6, 2021

This was a bit of a challenging book for one of my kids. I think it was great since we were able to discuss new vocabulary words. Cute story story and it makes for a great read aloud!

Monica C.

Charlotte Mason Style

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2020

I liked how this lined up with the style of Charlotte Mason. It’s a living story where you learn a ton about nature through out the story. I know so much more about ducks and I will remember everything! This will be a great read a loud for my kids!

Maryanne M
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Level 3

Mother Penny was wise. She never brought up her babies where they hatched out of the nest. She knew about skunks and weasels and snakes. She was on the way to a paradise of wild ducks, an island out at sea.

Mother Penny and her ten little ducklings find themselves lost and alone when a fierce storm deposits them on a strange island. There they benefit from selfless love and loyalty as new friends care for their needs, save them from unfamiliar dangers, and even provide a very unexpected helper.

91 pages

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