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The Resource Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach ; photographs by Russell Munson

Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach ; photographs by Russell Munson

Label
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Title
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Bach ; photographs by Russell Munson
Title variation
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Title variation remainder
a story
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracised by the rest of the flock. This book tells the story of a bird determined to be more than ordinary. This is a story for people who want to follow their dreams and make their own rules and has inspired people for decades. Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight, how to get from shore to food and back again, in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes this story soar. This is a fable about seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe or neighbourhood finds your ambition threatening, at one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock. By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan learns the meaning of love and kindness and gets the ultimate payoff, transcendence. This spirituality classic has inspired thousands of readers to follow their own path in life and so fulfil their true potential
Summary
More concerned with the dynamics of his flight than with gathering food, Jonathan is scorned by the other seagulls
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Nene Award (Hawaii), 1974.
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013689
Cataloging source
BNB
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1936-
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Bach, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Munson, Russell
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fables
  • Gulls
  • Allegories
  • Self perception
  • Individualism
  • Liberty
  • Spirituality
Target audience
adult
Label
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach ; photographs by Russell Munson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in the US in 1970, first published in Great Britain by Tumstone Press in 1972
  • "The most celebrated inspirational fable of our time"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000011024300
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
Pbk ed.
Extent
87 pages
Isbn
9780006490340
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31077810
Label
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach ; photographs by Russell Munson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in the US in 1970, first published in Great Britain by Tumstone Press in 1972
  • "The most celebrated inspirational fable of our time"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000011024300
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
Pbk ed.
Extent
87 pages
Isbn
9780006490340
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31077810

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