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Un pato en Nueva York

by Connie Kaldor
illustrated by Fil & Julie
adapted by Ines Canepa

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ducks, geese, etc., music
list price: $22.95
published: 2011

The Title story-song is about a little duck from the prairie who has a big dream—making it to New York City and doing his ducky dance on Broadway. It turns out to be an adventurous journey that appears bound for failure, until he meets up with a truck driver named Big Betty. She points him in the right direction and gives him that little nudge he needs to tackle the Big Apple. Additional songs feature alligators that waltz at midnight, little girls who sing off-key to get tomatoes thrown at them, and opera-singing slugs that sneak out at night to do the boogie-woogie.


La historia-canción que da titulo al libro es acerca de un pequeño pato de la pradera que tiene un gran sueño—ir a la cuidad de Nueva York y hacer su baile de patito en Broadway. Su viaje aventurero parece condenado al fracaso, hasta que conoce a una camionera llamada Gran Betty. Ella le señala la dirección correcta y le da al empujoncito que necesita afrontar a la Gran Manzana. Canciones adicionales presentan a caimanes que bailan el vals a la medianoche, niñas que cantan fuera de tono para que la gente les arrojen tomates y babosas que cantan ópera y salen a hurtadillas por la noche para hacer el boogie-woogie.



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Contributor notes

Connie Kaldor is a musician and "one of Canada's most significant contemporary folk performers," according to Billboard Magazine. Her song "Wood River" is considered by many to be a quintessential Saskatchewanian song. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. Fil & Julie are the pen names of Philippe Arseneau Bussières and Julie Saint-Onge Drouin. They have illustrated several albums, including Gratien Gratton prince de la gratouille, Fanfaron, Á l'école des petits magiciens, and Time for Bed. They both live in Quebec City, Quebec. Inés Cánepa is a musician and composer. She has been the lead and backup singer for the Roberto Lopez Project, a musical group whose album Qué Pasa received the Fondation du maire de Montreal pour la Jeunesse award. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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