The Waddling Dead: Tight Squeeze


Book Three in the Waddling Dead Series has arrived and with it a young duck with an unusual power. Tight Squeeze is a contortionist, but he changes his mind as often as he changes his shape. Will he be a duck lamppost, a duck violin (without the strings), or a duck porcupine? Will he save the Kingdom of Waddle when the orchard catches fire? Can any of his shapes command the Volunteer Feather Department or guide the driver of a fire truck who can’t drive? Share the suspense in Waddleland with this out-of-proportion adventure!

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Joan Spilman






5 x 7

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Illustrated by Ashley Teets




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About the Author

Joan Spilman has an MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University where she was awarded the fellowship. She has published in literary journals such as “The Laurel Review,” “Short Story International,” “Willow Springs” and many others. Her awards include the John Maier Award from Marshall University, the George Garrett Prize for Best Prose from West Washington University, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. She is also the author of a YA novel entitled Sansablatt Head which received a five star review from Kirkus and was called “. . . a masterfully weird adventure, likely to leave fantasy lovers in awe.” Joan has owned one duck, Digger, who now resides at the Blenko Glass Factory Pond for retired or ill-tempered ducks.

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