Plynn Gutman will be donating a set of this book to the Boys and Girls club on Friday at 5:30 pm for our class project.
About Plynn: Much of Plynn Gutman’s creative inspiration has come from the natural world. In addition to Dave the Duck’s deep influence in her life, several other animal friends have captured her heart and made their way onto the pages of her poems and stories ~ like one of her beloved cats, Lucius, a poem in West Wind Review 2011, and Sarah the Chicken in the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College’s 150th Anniversary Anthology, Animal Companions, Animal Lovers, Animal Doctors. Plynn’s writing has appeared in numerous literary journals over the past twelve years and she is the author of a memoir about her maternal grandmother, The Work of Her Hands: A Prairie Woman’s Life in Remembrances and Recipes, the e-version memoir of My Son Dave (the Duck) and Your Journal Companion: 365 Writing Prompts to Heighten Awareness of Self and Others. Plynn is the owner and facilitator of Your Liminal Space Retreats and has a private practice as an Integrated-Life Coach and Energy Practitioner. Of course, she loves animals of every size, shape and specie, and is deeply dedicated to her husband, two sons and two lovely cats. A transplanted Canadian, Plynn makes her home in Arizona, USA.
What is the book about? In this true story, at a serendipitous moment in her life a woman discovers a baby duck alone on a neighborhood street. Sensing her own sons growing away from her, the emptying hole in her heart fills when Dave (the Duck) imprints her as his mother. Little did she know that this pet duck would take her on the humorous yet moving journey to learning what every would-be empty nester faces – how to love and let go. With sensitivity and wit, Plynn Gutman shares her incredible account of the challenges and joys of adopting Dave the Duck and raising him with the same love and care she gave her own sons. Her observations of his five-month transformation from a little, brown bird to an amazing, male mallard offer a delightful metaphor for all parents who have watched their child grow and mature. Plynn becomes a student of life and the language of “Duck” under Dave’s gentle tutelage. This heartwarming story accompanied by Jessica Lynn Woodson’s beautiful illustrations is a joyful read for people of all ages.
To buy the book, go to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/My-Son-Dave-Duck-Letting/dp/0990464644/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Check out Plynn’s books on her website: http://www.plynngutman.com/publications/
Thank you, Plynn, for your generous donation to the children of our community!