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Short Book Description
Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden
Happy, sad, and at times a little whimsical, Maria's Duck Tales is a collection of short stories of the sometimes complicated, sometimes heart-breaking but always enriching relationship between a woman and the wildlife who call her garden home.
Happy, sad, and at times a little whimsical, "Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden" is a collection of short stories of the sometimes complicated, sometimes heart-breaking but always enriching relationship between a woman and the wildlife who call her garden home.
Sharing her observations and interactions with the wild ducks, swans, opossums, ospreys and squirrels of Penataquit Creek, the stories are interwoven with fascinating facts about wildlife and insights into communicating with and understanding our wild friends. Maria's poignant and heartwarming memoirs, as well as the unique bond that she shares with her garden visitors, are, at times, touching, delightful, comical and heartrending.
Los Angeles Book Festival ~ 2012 ~ Non-Fiction: First Honorable Mention
Global eBooks Awards ~ 2012 ~ Nominated: Non-Fiction: Animals and Pets
Global eBook Awards ~ 2012 ~ Nominated: Best eBook Trailer
non-fiction, memoir, ebook
Mother, grandmother, passionate about native gardens, birds, wildlife and collies, writer, author, believer in fairies ...
Maria writes a weekly community column, "From Fourth Neck," for the Western Edition of The Southampton Press. Her essays have appeared in "The Press Box" in both the Eastern and Western Editions of The Southampton Press, as well as in The Press of Manorville and Moriches. Her wildlife stories have also appeared in the South Shore Monthly, the Great South Bay Magazine and In the Eyes of the Wild: An Anthology of Wildlife Poetry and Short Stories.
A passionate gardener and wildlife enthusiast, Maria’s extensive native and natural garden, certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, has been on display in several East End garden tours.
IndieReader Discovery Awards Winner (Environment-(2012)
National Indie Excellence Book Awards Winner (Nature-2012)
International Book Awards Finalist (Animals/Pets: General-(2012)
International Book Awards Finalist (E-Book Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs-2012)
New York Book Festival Runner-Up (Non-Fiction eBook 2012)
Green Book Festival Runner-Up (Non-Fiction-2012)
San Francisco Book Festival First Honorable Mention (Non-Fiction-2012)
Los Angeles Book Festival First Honorable Mention (Non-Fiction-2012)
Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention (Non-Fiction 2012)
Global eBook Awards Nomination (Non Fiction: Animals/Pets-2012)
Global eBook Awards Nomination (Best eBook Trailer-2012)