Hometown Hunters Presents:
The Day it Rained Ducks
Book Learning Lesson:
Self-respect, never give up, and survival
Who This Book Is Great For:
Reading Age Level: 8 - 14
Reading Grade Level: 4 - 8
Awards: Bronze Moonbeam Children's Book Award
Width x Height: 5.25" x 7.5"
Number of Pages: 151 Pages
Cover Style: Softcover
Lexile Measure: 740L
Back Cover Reading:
Blair Thomas lives in the friendly, lakeside town of Lainey, Michigan, on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. Lainey boasts superb hunting opportunities and offers visitors miles of sandy shoreline and weekend tours of the historic Tesla Lighthouse.
It’s the beginning of the fall, duck hunting season, and Blair and her dad are busy preparing for her very first duck hunt. The forecast is calling for extremely high winds and rain, absolutely perfect weather for duck hunting—it doesn’t get any better than this!
Excitement mounts as Blair, her dad, and their faithful chocolate lab, Mac, head in their john-boat toward Edmond Island, four miles offshore. But things start to spiral out of control quickly as two massive storms collide, creating an historic storm directly overhead. Storms like this are dangerous, and this one turns out to be much worse than Blair or her dad could ever have imagined.
The storm takes control of the lake, hammering them with huge waves, and changes what was to be an exciting duck hunt into a desperate struggle for survival. Amidst all the chaos, however, the storm has a special gift for Blair. But will she survive long enough to get it?
Mr. Walker has been in education for the past 20-years serving as a fifth-grade teacher, elementary principal, I.S.D Assistant Principal and currently a C.T.E. Director/ Principal.
Lane worked his way through college working as a news and sports reporter for a newspaper. From there, he combined his love for writing and the outdoors. For the past ten years, he has been an outdoor writer and has published over 250 articles professionally. He writes for several outdoor magazines including Woods-n-Water News and Michigan Outdoor News. Walker travels speaking at churches, schools and various outdoor events. He serves on an exemplary principal board at Saginaw Valley State University.
Lane's true passion in life is being a dad. He has four children: three girls and a son that he dedicates his life to.