Library of Congress Control Number:
JUV002280 Juvenile Fiction : Animals - Ducks, Geese,
JUV002190 Juvenile Fiction : Animals Pets
JUV002090 Juvenile Fiction : Animals - Farm Animals
Printed in the Unted States of America
Illustrated by Beverly Miller
Edited by Betty Kincaid Blankenship
Type and Design by Karen Paul Stone
the United States of America
About the Author:
Vanda McGalliard Kincaid was born
April 10, 1915, the fifth child of eight. Growing up, she and
her siblings had to work hard on the family farm to keep the
family fed and cared for. She and her husband and two daughters
lived in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountins near the small
town of Lenoir, North Carolina. She was a loving, dutiful wife,
mother and grandmother who enjoyed living and observing the simpler
things of life.
a member of the Littlejohn's Methodist Church, of Gamewell, North
Carolina, where she served as Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study
Teacher, and Sunday School Superintendent.
She worked for many years in the Caldwell County Tax and Health
Departments. She was very active in politics, working at voting
polls and serving in the League of Women Voters. She was a member
of the Gamewell Senior Citizens Group where she served as president
for several years.
About the Editor:
Betty Kincaid Blankenship, now
retired, worked in the Caldwell County Health Dept. where she
had worked with Mrs. Vanda Kincaid. Mrs. Blankenship is active
in her church and enjoys baking and playing the piano. Mrs. Blankenship,
her husband, Harold, and their one son and daughter-in-law live
in the city of Lenoir, North Carolina.
About the Illustrator:
Annette Miller taught in an Early Childhood educational environment
for 12 years in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is a former member
of the National Association for the Education of Young Children,
Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, Southern
Early Childhood Association, and a Child Development Associate
from the National Credentialing Program. She and her husband
Jeffrey have three sons and five grandchildren.
A very loving story.
Julia, age 10
In this book when you read the first page,
it makes you want to read the whole story. It has good and bad
parts, like the person who hurt the ducks, but others helped
them; some people were going to steal the ducks, but there were
other good people.
Caroline, age 8
It makes me want to have pet ducks. When
the ducklings were separated, I was upset at first, but it has
compassion, and I really like that.
Lenore, age 10
I liked it. I think if a kid was enjoying
it because it's good, they would want to read it in school as
a chapter book.
John, age 8
It has a mystery; where did the colored
ducks came from, and how did they get there.
Tristan, age 8
Preface: Topsy and Sunshine
1: Spring Comes to the Brown Farm
2: Are the Ducks Missing?
3: Farmer Brown Makes a Decision
4: Easter at the Brown Farm
5: The Barnes Family Goes to Town
6: The School Harvest Festival
7: The Risk of Freedom
8: Topsy and Sunshine's Surprise
9: The Community Swimming Pool
10: Topsy and Sunshine's New Friends
11: Winter at the Barnes Farm
12: The Barnes' Duck Farm Business