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Fierstein, Harvey.
THE SISSY DUCKLING
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002.
IL K-3, RL 4.9
ISBN 0689835663
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Elmer likes to bake cakes, produce puppet shows, paint pictures and play make believe. He does not like to play baseball, box, build forts or play football. The other boy ducklings tease him and call him sissy. They even chase him and try to beat him up. Elmer decides itís time to leave home when even his father begins calling him a sissy. Find out how Elmer copes on his own and teaches others that sometimes even a sissy can become a hero.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:     Ducks -- Fiction.
                        Self-esteem -- Fiction.
                        Sex role -- Fiction.

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