Join The Dream Team Ducks (Quicky, Quacky, MC Killer, Little Red & Uni) as they waddle, paddle, and ride their way across the United States to meet their friend, Marathon Marshall, in Boston at the start of a big race!
Small acts of kindness add up and can make a big difference. By buying this book, you’ll help The Dream Team Ducks and Duck Buck Books donate $1 to The Jaquelyn Project - one of our partner charities.
The authors would like to thank the Boston Athletic Association and the City of Boston for putting on the legendary Boston Marathon. Thank you to the thousands of dedicated volunteers, sponsors, athletes, and citizens of Boston who make everyone feel so welcome at the event.
We are deeply grateful to those who provided early, enthusiastic support of this book, especially: Tammy Welborn of Tammy Loves Marketing; Christopher Aguirre of Penguin Random House, LLC ; Susan Abell of Friends of the Boston Public Garden; Lyn Paget of Swan Boats, Inc.; Nancy Quint Schön, sculptor; Sally Casper, artist; Diane Valle and Susan Roche of Marathon Daffodils; Lindsay Perrelli of The Happy Journey; Jennifer Hill of Blackstone's of Beacon Hill and the Beacon Hill Book Shop.
Jacquelyn Dahneke Penrose was her family’s first runner, perhaps inspired by beginning life in the city of Boston. Years before she joined her cross-country and track teams in Middle School, Jacquelyn spent many childhood moments toddling around the beloved Make Way for Ducklings statues at the Boston Public Garden with her parents, Marshall and Michelle Dahneke. The impact of her positivity, light and warmth are the inspiration for this book.