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An Oil painting (above) by Robert Quackenbush of some of his popular book characters

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rat "JUST ARRIVED! A NEW SHIPMENT OF HENRY THE DUCK BOOKS in deluxe paperback editions including the all-time favorites HENRY BABYSITS, HENRY'S IMPORTANT DATE, and HENRY GOES WEST. They are in two sizes: A regular edition (7 1/4 x 9 1/2") and a mini edition (4.125 x 5.5 "). Directly below.

rat Detective Mole! Calling Doctor Quack! Moose’s Store! Piet Potter Returns! Piet Potter Strikes Again! These five Robert Quackenbush children’s book classics are now made available as E-Books by the Authors Guild Backinprint.com Program in association with iUniverse.com, producer of these quality trade paperbacks. Directly Below.

rat Three Books in One!: THE RETURN OF PETE PACK RAT, three classic Pete Pack Rat/Sheriff Sally Gopher adventures in hardcover and softcover with new full-color illustrations. Directly Below

rqb Announcing a newly illustrated edition of FIRST GRADE JITTERS, a story by Robert Quackenbush that has been endeared by several generations of young readers! Directly Below.

FOUR books from Robert Quackenbush's CLASSIC HENRY THE DUCK series are now in delicious paperbacks! Scroll Down.

Two new Miss Mallard Mysteries in paperback: FLAMENCO TO MISCHIEF, and MISHAP IN KAISERSLAUTERN. Scroll Down.

News for DETECTIVE MOLE fans! The good detective is alive and well at Robert Quackenbush Studios. Scroll Down.

A preview of Robert Quackenbush's illustrations for THE BILL MARTIN JR BIG BOOK OF POETRY. Scroll Down.

 

Detective Mole, Calling Doctor Quack, Moose's Store, Piet Potter Returns, Piet Potter Strikes Again
~Now Available as E-Books!
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WHEN THEY WERE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED, THESE FIRST THREE BOOKS ABOUT A COMMUNITY OF ANIMALS IN NEED OF A DETECTIVE, AOCTOR, AND A GENERAL STORE BECAME SO POPULAR THAT THEY LAUNCHED A SERIES OF BOOKS ABOUT OTHER ANIMALS IN ROBERT QUACKENBUSH’S IMAGINED ANIMAL TOWN INCLUDING, PETE PACK RAT & SHERIFF SALLY GOPHER AND SPIN-OFFS OF DETECTIVE MOLE. NOW HERE THEY ARE BACK IN PRINT AND READY FOR A NEW GENERATION OF YOUNG READERS IN AUTHORS GUILD BACKINPRINT.COM EDITIONS.

 

 

 

DETECTIVE MOLE
Publishing Date: April 2010

Format: Perfect Bound Softcover (B/W)
Pages: 68
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781450215299
Price: $8.95

“Little ones will be engrossed and delighted by the absurdities here.”– Publishers Weekly.
The first Detective Mole Mystery!

 

 

CALLING DOCTOR QUACK
Publishing Date: May 2010
Format: Perfect Bound Softcover (B/W)
Pages: 68
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781450213790
Price: $8.95

“…a pleasant fast-moving story with picture-keyed pronunciation guides to medical equipment”– SLJ

MOOSE’S STORE
Publishing Date: August 2010
Format: Perfect Bound Softcover (B/W)
Pages: 68
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN:9781450213806
Price: $8.95

Country storekeeper Moose is a moose of few words – “yup” and “nope” is about all he says until friends try to modernize his store.

BEFORE HARRY POTTER, PIET (RHYMES WITH “NEAT”) POTTER, BOY DETECTIVE, WAS SOLVING CASES IN NEW YORK CITY. NOW HE IS BACK IN THESE TWO AUTHORS GUILD BACKINPRINT.COM EDITIONS SOLVING CRIMES IN HIS HIGH-RISE BUILDING ON NEW YORK’S UPPER EAST SIDE.

 

PIET POTTER RETURNS
A Piet Potter Mystery
Publishing date: June 2010
Format: Perfect Bound Softcover (B/W)
Pages: 52
Size: 6x9
ISBN: 9781450213523
Price: $8.95

“Sleuthing techniques reminiscent
of Sherlock Holmes makes Piet a
first-rate detective…Piet’s adventures should rally many fans.” – ALA Booklist

 

 

PIET POTTER STRIKES AGAIN
A Piet Potter Mystery

Publishing date: August 2010
Format: Perfect Bound Softcover (B/W)
Pages: 52
Size: 6x9
ISBN: 9781450215305
Price: $8.95

Young readers will enjoy the
smoothness and casualness with which Piet approaches each case, and they will like learning about his life in the big city.

The Authors Guild’s Back-inprint.com Program makes out-of-print works by Guild Members available as E-Books through online bookstores and the nation’s largest book wholesaler, Ingram. The print-on-demand books are produced by iUniverse. They are available to readers at Backinprint.com and iUniverse.com as well as at Amazon.com BarnesandNoble.com, and every other internet bookstore.


To order these Robert Quackenbush E-Books go to “search” at any of these online bookstores and type in the author’s name. For example, when you order books from iUniverse.com go to the top right hand corner of the homepage and type in Robert Quackenbush next to “bookstore” and click on “search.” Immediately, the above five books will pop up on your computer screen ready to order Immediately:

 

"...In the tradition of High Noon." -Publisher's Weekly

THE RETURN OF PETE PACK RAT 

Written and Illustrated by Robert Quackenbush

ORDER DIRECT FROM ROBERT QUACKENBUSH STUDIOS

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THE RETURN OF
PETE PACK RAT

BOOK 1: PETE PACK RAT
Pete has a showdown with
outlaw Gizzard Coyote on
the main street of Pebble Junction!

BOOK 2: SHERIFF SALLY
GOPHER AND THE HAUNTED DANCE HALL

Pete and Sally confront a ghost!
BOOK 3: PETE PACK RAT AND THE GILA MONSTER GANG
Sheriff Sally Gopher is kidnapped and it is left up to Pete to rescue her!

64 pages / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"/ ages 6-9/ newly illustrated /
full color throughout
$12.95 US $15.95 CAN ISBN 0-9712757-1-8 (hard cover)
$6.95 US $8.95 CAN ISBN 0-9712757-2-6 (soft cover)

 

From HarperCollins Books for Children, a newly illustrated edition of a much loved story!

 

first grade jitters

For more information about this exciting newly illustrated edition of FIRST GRADE JITTERS and a list of booksellers and online bookstores (link) where it may be purchased, contact Harper Collins Childrens Books (link)

ALSO AVAILABLE IN
AMAZON KINDLE
AND NOOK EDITIONS!.

 

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FIRST GRADE JITTERS


by Robert Quackenbush
newly illustrated by Yan Nascimbene

ISBN: 0060776323
Format: Hardcover, full color, size 7 1/2 x 11
Price: $16.99 U.S./ $22.50 CAN

This story by Robert Quackenbush of a young child's concern about entering first grade has been beloved by children, parents, and teachers since it was first published in 1982.

From Harper Collins Childrens Books
and through it's list of on-line bookstores and booksellers

About this newly illustrated edition of Robert Quackenbush’s classic story, Kirkus says:

“Quackenbush recognizes a reality that is often glossed over – that even kids with a bit of school under their belts can worry about changes – and provides welcome support for them.”…“Nascimbene places Tintinesque characters against gorgeous, Japanese print-inspired backgrounds in a muted palette, the delicate lines and flat perspectives providing a soothing environment to calm jitters of all kinds.”

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Now in delicious paperbacks! Four well-loved classics that helped
millions of children to become readers, generation after generation!
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Available NOW!

HENRY'S AWFUL MISTAKE

Henry's Awful Mistake $6.00

Just when Henry the Duck thinks dinner is almost ready, he spots an ant in the house. Children and parents alike will love following disaster-prone Henry through his adventures in cooking.

7 1/4" x 9 1/2"
40 full-color pages
Saddle-stitched paperback

Order direct from Robert Quackenbush Studios

Don't forget to snatch up the other three books in this classic series. Three of the Henry books listed below are also available in 4.125" x 5.5" mini editions at $4.00 each. Perfect for baby shower gifts and as stocking stuffers.

Available NOW!


HENRY'S IMPORTANT DATE

Henry's Important Date $6.00

Henry the Duck tries so hard to be on time to his friend Clara's birthday party, but the clock keeps ticking! Children and parents alike will love following disaster-prone Henry through his adventures in telling time.

7 1/4" x 9 1/2"
40 full-color pages
Saddle-stitched paperback

Order direct from Robert Quackenbush Studios

Don't forget to snatch up the other three books in this classic series. Henry's Important Date is also available in a 4.12 x 5.5 " mini edition at $4.00 each. Perfect for baby shower gifts and as stocking stuffers.

Available NOW!


HENRY BABYSITS

Henry Babysits $6.00

When Henry the Duck's friend Clara asks him tobabysit , he wonders, "How hard can it be?" He soon finds out. Children and parents alike will love following disaster-prone Henry through his adventures in babysitting.

7 1/4" x 9 1/2"
40 full-color pages
Saddle-stitched paperback

Order direct from Robert Quackenbush Studios

Don't forget to snatch up the other three books in this classic series. Henry Babysits is also available in a 4.125 x 5.5 " mini edition at $4.00 each. Perfect for baby shower gifts and as stocking stuffers.


HENRY GOES WEST

Henry Goes West $6.00

When Henry the Duck finally goes out West to visit his friend Clara, he finds out that he has another surprise waiting for him back home. Children and parents alike will love following disaster-prone Henry through his adventures in travel.

7 1/4" x 9 1/2"
40 full-color pages
Saddle-stitched paperback

Order direct from Robert Quackenbush Studios

Don't forget to snatch up the other three books in this classic series. Henry Goes West is also available in 4.125" x 5.5" mini editions at $4.00 each. Perfect for baby shower gifts and as stocking stuffers.

Available NOW!

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MISHAP IN KAISERSLAUTERN

Miss Mallard Joins the U.S. Army!

$5.95 / $7.95 CAN ISBN 0-9612518-5-9, softcover

Ages 7-9

Available NOW from Robert Quackenbush Sudios!

While on a speaking tour at military bases in Kaiserslautern district of Southern Germany, Miss Mallard, the world-famous ducktective, and her nephew, Willard Widgeon of the Swiss Police, become involved in a new mystery.

The Central Supply of the largest US Army hospital for ducks in Europe, the Landsduck Regional Medical Center, is being robbed. If the crooks aren't stopped the Center will have to close and so will ducks' US Army and Air Force bases in the area. It is left up to Miss Mallard to solve the case.

She is assigned to "active duty" and goes undercover as one of the staff at the Center to nab the crooks with the help of Willard who is there recovering from a broken leg.

This is the 18th book and second chapter book in Robert Quackenbush's popular Miss Mallard Mysteries.

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Flamenco to Mischief
A Miss Mallard Mystery

Robert Quackenbush Studios, $5.95 U.S., $7.95 Canada
ISBN 0-9612518-2-4, softcover

Quack Quack in Spain!

In this first Chapter Book written especially for the Miss Mallard Mysteries, the world-famous ducktective triumphs in Seville. She goes undercover as a flamenco dancer to find out who stole a painting by her artist friend, El Ducko, and becomes ensnared in a terrorist plot by an evil gang called the Scorpions.

The story and illustrations for this book were used in the development of Episode 16 of the animated films based on the Miss Mallard Mysteries. The films are produced by Cinar Corporation (now Cookie Jar Entertainment, Inc.) in co-production with Shanghai Animation Film Studios for children's television programming world wide. Film Details on Films/DVDs/Art page.

Available NOW from Robert Quackenbush Sudios!

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NEW AND JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

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Detective Mole and the Halloween Mystery

Full color throughout. $8.95 U.S., $10.95 CAN, softcover

It was Halloween and every front porch was empty. All the jack-o'-lanterns in town had been stolen! Only the intrepid Detective Mole could be trusted to solve the case in time. Amid eerie happenings and spooky surprises at an old "haunted" house, the good detective with a nose for clues once again unravels a baffling mystery and saves the day - and Halloween night!

This winner of an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery that was originally published in hardcover by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books and later reprinted in a quality paperback edition by Simon & Schuster is now available in the paperback edition exclusively at Robert Quackenbush Studios.

For over twenty-five years children worldwide have enjoyed Robert Quackenbush's Detective Mole Mysteries, and Detective Mole and the Halloween Mystery. First published in 1981, it is considered by many reviewers to be a classic mystery for young readers, in keeping with Robert Quackenbush's Miss Mallard Mysteries.

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Two Slapstick Biographies
Once Upon a Time! A Story of the Brothers
Grimm & Quick, Annie, Give Me a Catchy
Line!
A Story of Samuel F. B. Morse

Robert Quackenbush Studios

$5.95 U.S., $7.95 Can
ISBN 0-9612518-1-6
, softcover

From the Brothers Grimm wandering across Germany bartering food, songs, and trinkets in exchange for folk tales and fairy stories to Samuel F.B. Morse wanting to be an artist, not the inventor of the telegraph, you'll find uncommonly funny facts about these famous people in this two-books-in-one edition. Formerly published in hard cover by Simon & Schuster, Booklist said, "Brisk cartoons punctuate the text's droll tone" to which Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books added, "Chocolate-colored cartoons add slapstick humor to the text."


Watch for more books in the exciting two-books-in-one format soon!

 

A Preview of Robert Quackenbush's Illustrations for

Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-1-4169-3971-9, US $21.00 / $24.95 CAN, Now at your local bookstore

For this definitive book of poetry for young readers, Robert Quackenbush presents illustrations that are
representative of the various mediums he uses to create the art for his many books for children and adults.

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Shown in order from top to bottom: Old Mother Hubbard (woodcut); Muddy Puddle (watercolor); Open House (oil on canvas); March Winds and April Showers
(pencil and watercolor)
; Dickery Dean (watercolor); Crooked Man (oil on canvas); Caterpillars (woodcut); I Love You Little (oil on canvas); Autumn (woodcut);
Baby Chick
(watercolor)
; The Months (oil on canvas); Postman's Song by Margaret Wise Brown (oil on canvas).

 

Also Recommended!
from the pen of Robert Quackenbush, available directly from the author:

 

 

Sherlock Chick and the Peekaboo Mystery

$10.00 U. S. / $12.50 CAN, hardcover

Mother Mouse's little Squeakins has disappeared! Enter the intrepid barnyard detective Sherlock Chick, who probes every nook and cranny searching for the lost baby mouse.

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