The Sissy Duckling

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The Sissy Duckling
The Sissy Duckling - cover.jpg
The Sissy Duckling, book cover
Author Harvey Fierstein
Illustrator Henry Cole
Country United States
Language English
Genre Picture book
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 40 pp
ISBN 0-689-83566-3

The Sissy Duckling is a children's picture book written by noted actor Harvey Fierstein and illustrated by Henry Cole. It is 40 pages long and intended for children ages 5–8.[1]

It follows the story of Elmer, a duckling who is mocked for being a "sissy" but who ultimately proves his bravery. It was made into an HBO children's special in 1999 three years before the book was released, with Fierstein as the voice of Elmer the Duckling. The special was nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode.[2]


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