Secret Place by Eve Bunting

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A small boy finds a secret place in the city that he shares with a white egret, mallards, and even ducklings.

About Eve Bunting

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EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.
Published August 16, 1996 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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65, etc.) writes about a small boy who discovers a secret place--a small patch of wildlife--at night in the river that runs through a cacophonous, polluted urban center--"Close by is a freeway where cars and trucks boom, and a railroad track with freight trains that shunt and grunt."

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Narrated by a city boy living amid crowded concrete and clamorous machines, this visit to a ""secret place"" quietly confides the treasure of a tiny bit of wilderness.

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