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Who created it? Michell, Tom.
What's it called? The penguin lessons : what I learned from a remarkable bird / Tom Michell.
Who published it? New York : Ballantine Books, 2015.
Edition info! First edition.
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  371.1 Mic  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 219 pages : map ; 21 cm
What's it about? 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.
What's in it? 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.
Helpful subjects! Michell, Tom.
Michell, Tom -- Travel -- Argentina.
Teachers -- Argentina -- Biography.
Teachers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Penguins -- Biography.
Human-animal relationships.
Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1955-1983.
PETS / Essays.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Pets.
Michell, Tom. (OCoLC)fst01934639
Human-animal relationships. (OCoLC)fst00963482
Penguins. (OCoLC)fst01056887
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Teachers. (OCoLC)fst01144248
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Argentina. (OCoLC)fst01205614
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
It's a special thing! Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Travel writing. (OCoLC)fst01919983
Special numbers! 9781101967416 (hardback)
1101967412 (hardback)
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