Enslaved by Ducks

Enslaved by Ducks

Book - 2004
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Describes the author's move from the Michigan suburbs to the country and the unruly menagerie he and hs wife accumulated along the way--including Stanley Sue, a gender-switching African grey parrot; Hector, a grumpy Muscovy duck who likes sitting on shoulders; Howard, an amorous dove; and Chloe, a mallard who learned to limp.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004, c2003.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781565124509
1565124502
Branch Call Number: 636.089 TAR
Characteristics: ix, 308 p. ; 22 cm.

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blue_ferret_44
Jul 20, 2015

This book has The strangest title I've ever heard, if you don't count books by "The Oatmeal"

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2beaberean
Jul 16, 2015

This truly is a laugh-out-loud book full of hilarious tales of pet ownership gone haywire. Bob Tarte has a wonderful wit which sometimes catches you off guard, but always fills you with joy, and the desire to hear more. Probably not the best book to read in a quiet setting like the doctor's office waiting room.

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LauraSteinert
Dec 02, 2014

If you haven't gotten you first barnyard pet, read this first. You might re-think saving that duck or goose. If you already have fallen into the barnyard pet trap, read this to commiserate. Very funny.

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lordkathy
Dec 08, 2008

this is such a funny book & he just came out w/ the sequel, fowl weather!! i love animals & i don't know he & his wife linda manage all the ducks, parrots, bunnies, etc. in their home, but they do. written well & other life stories woven in w/ the pet stories. well done!!

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2beaberean
Jul 16, 2015

2beaberean thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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2beaberean
Jul 16, 2015

Linda was driving a steamroller and nothing more substantial than a plywood cutout of a husband stood in her way.

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