Author and school teacher, Laura Backman, shares
how a very special duck named Lemon came into her life in her children’s book, Lemon the Duck.
a crested Pekin duck hatched in Ms. Backman’s classroom in 2006, cannot walk or stand on her own due to a neurological
condition. Nevertheless, Lemon is a spunky, happy duck that loves people, swimming and to be kissed on her bill.
lives in Backman’s home and goes to school with her every day. With the help of a Lemobile, (a scooter made from PVC
pipes) she leads a high-flying life as a celebrity duck who teaches kids and adults about overcoming physical challenges and
that life can be full even in the face of disability.
She dedicated Lemon’s story to her father who passed
away from Multiple Sclerosis. Profits from the book are donated to the MS Society and the Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, a
non-profit organization committed to finding homes for abandoned waterfowl.