By Cowley, JoyIllustrated by Belton, Robyn
The General and his men are about to fire on a town they are at war with. But the Gunner has bad news - they can't load the gun as there is a duck nesting inside it. The General calls a ceasefire until the gun can be used again and takes a white flag to the opposing town. But the... men soon get used to living a peaceful existence. So when the duck's eggs eventually hatch and the General calls them to war, they have other ideas in store.Read more
Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best known and most celebrated authors. In 1992, she was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature and in 2002, the Joy Cowley Award was established in her honour. Robyn Belton is one of New Zealand's best known and most celebrated children's book illustrators. She has won many awards, including the Russell Clark Award, the Best Picture Book and Book of the Year in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and the Margaret Mahy Medal.
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