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The penguin lessons : what I learned from a remarkable bird, Tom Michell

Label
The penguin lessons : what I learned from a remarkable bird
Title
The penguin lessons
Title remainder
what I learned from a remarkable bird
Statement of responsibility
Tom Michell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A unique and moving real-life story of the extraordinary bond between a young teacher and a penguin, this book will delight readers who loved Marley & Me, Dewey the Library Cat, The Good Good Pig, and any book by Jon Katz. In 1975, twenty-three-year-old Englishman Tom Michell follows his wanderlust to Argentina, where he becomes assistant master at a prestigious boarding school. But Michell's adventures really begin when, on a weekend in Uraguay, he rescues a penguin covered in oil from an ocean spill, cleans the bird up, and attempts to return him to the sea. But the penguin refuses to leave his rescuer's side. "That was the moment at which he became my penguin, and whatever the future held, we'd face it together," says Michell in this charming memoir. Michell names the penguin Juan Salvador ("John Saved"), but Juan Salvador, as it turns out, is the one who saves Michell. After Michell smuggles the bird back to Argentina and into his campus apartment, word spreads about the young Englishman's unusual roommate. Juan Salvador is suddenly the center of attention--as mascot of the rugby team, confidant to the dorm housekeeper, co-host of Michell's parties, and an unprecedented swimming coach to a shy boy. Even through the collapse of the Peronist government and amid the country's economic and political strife, Juan Salvador brings joy to everyone around him--especially Michell, who considers the affectionate animal a compadre and kindred spirit. Witty and heartwarming, The Penguin Lessons is a classic in the making, a story that is both absurd and wonderful, exactly like Juan Salvador"--
  • "Whether as rugby team mascot or assistant swimming coach, the penguin known as Juan Salvador touches and transforms everyone he encounters, including Tom Michell, the young teacher who finds him and rescues him from an oil spill disaster. After a time, Juan Salvador (meaning "the saved one") receives a new name: Juan Salvado, or "the savior." Set against the turbulent world of political unrest of 1970s Argentina, this multi-layered true story is a testament and tribute to animals and will no doubt resonate with the people who love them"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA2365.A72
LC item number
M54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The penguin lessons : what I learned from a remarkable bird, Tom Michell
Link
9781101967416.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I pick up a penguin -- Magellan penguins -- Bath time -- Storm warning for the Falklands -- Strange customs -- You shall have a fishy -- Upstairs, downstairs -- New friends -- Treasure trove -- A problem shared -- A visit to the zoo -- The mascot -- A visit to Maria's house -- Going wild for penguins -- The quest for El Dorado -- "Can I swim?" -- And they all lived happily... -- Reflections from afar
Control code
ocn921240281
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9781101967416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015026959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)921240281
Label
The penguin lessons : what I learned from a remarkable bird, Tom Michell
Link
9781101967416.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I pick up a penguin -- Magellan penguins -- Bath time -- Storm warning for the Falklands -- Strange customs -- You shall have a fishy -- Upstairs, downstairs -- New friends -- Treasure trove -- A problem shared -- A visit to the zoo -- The mascot -- A visit to Maria's house -- Going wild for penguins -- The quest for El Dorado -- "Can I swim?" -- And they all lived happily... -- Reflections from afar
Control code
ocn921240281
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9781101967416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015026959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)921240281

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