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

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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
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Author
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michell, Tom
Dewey number
  • 371.10092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA2365.A72
LC item number
M54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Michell, Tom
  • Michell, Tom
  • Teachers
  • Teachers
  • Penguins
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Argentina
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • PETS / Essays
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Pets
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The penguin lessons : what I learned from a remarkable bird, Tom Michell
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9781101967416.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1633194
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 219 pages
Isbn
9781101967416
Lccn
2015026959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1633194
  • (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
Control code
1633194
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 219 pages
Isbn
9781101967416
Lccn
2015026959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1633194
  • (OCoLC)921240281

Library Locations

    • Hamilton-Wenham Public LibraryBorrow it
      14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
      42.6118166 -70.8797517
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