Ducks on Parade!


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$14.95  $13.90
Brandeis University Press
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7.2 X 7.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.66 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Schön is the sculptor who created the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Boston Public Garden. Schön has created over a dozen prominent public sculptures and is the author of Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art.


"Over the years, the iconic "Make Way for Ducklings" sculpture in the Public Garden, with its ever-changing array of topical attire, has come to represent an evolving Boston through the lens of current events, and [Ducks on Parade!] explores this local phenomenon using images of the Ducks donning some of their most memorable costumes."-- "Beacon Hill Times"
"At age 92, Schön put together her own book. . . . it's a photographic journey of the ducks dressed in uniforms of Boston's sports teams when they are in the playoffs, COVID-19 face masks, and lace collars to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."-- "AAA Explorer"
"The simplicity and beauty of this book belie its importance. The photographs are a testament to the power of public art. Public art can connect, it can touch and sometimes maybe influence. Perhaps the ducklings help us look at the world differently."-- "MetroWest Daily News"
"Few works of art hold such a special place in so many hearts as Schön's Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in Boston's Public Garden. This tribute to one of the greatest American children's books has become one of our city's most iconic landmarks. Soon after Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings made their home there in 1987 they took on lives of their own. The people of Boston didn't just admire the new sculpture, they embraced it with open arms. People started adorning the ducks with holiday decorations and symbols of Boston pride. A new Boston tradition took off, and it's here to stay."--Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston