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The Old Man and the Penguin - by Julie Abery (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Animals

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Book theme: Birds

Author: Julie Abery

Language: English

TCIN: 79516100
UPC: 9781525302084
Item Number (DPCI): 247-37-9021

Description

Told in rhyming verse, this is the touching true story of an oil-soaked penguin, the man who rescues him and an unlikely friendship.

João hears ?a sorry screech? as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil.

Barely moving on the sand,
too tired to swim, too weak to stand ...
João must save this little guy.
Without his help, he'll surely die.

João takes the penguin home. He cleans him, feeds him and nurses him slowly back to health --- and the pair develop a special bond. When the penguin is fully recovered, João knows it's time to return him to the wild where he belongs. But the penguin has other ideas ...

Told in rhyming verse, this heartwarming picture book tells the true story of João Pereira de Souza of Brazil, who cared for a Magellanic penguin that had been caught in an oil spill. When João tried to release him back to the wild, the penguin returned to João's home and stayed for months. The penguin, named Dindim by João, did eventually leave, but he now returns to visit his friend for five months of every year. A charming read-aloud showcasing a tender relationship between an animal and human, this book also promotes environmental awareness and stewardship, and explains how human activities often threaten wildlife. Author Julie Abery includes information about João and the penguin, how wildlife is affected by oil spills every year, and what to do if you find wildlife in distress. The lively art by award-winning Pierre Pratt brings a touching sweetness and emotional depth to the story. There are character education lessons here on empathy, kindness and caring.
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