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The Resource The penguin lessons, Tom Michell

The penguin lessons, Tom Michell

Label
The penguin lessons
Title
The penguin lessons
Statement of responsibility
Tom Michell
Title variation
Penguin lesson
Title variation remainder
a true story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time' Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn't need is a pet. What he really doesn't need is a pet penguin. Set against Argentina's turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Peronist regime, this is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. When the bird refuses to leave Tom's side, the young teacher has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. Whether it's as the rugby team's mascot, the housekeeper's confidant, the host at Tom's parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets - in particular one homesick school boy. And as for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other...The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe - for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michell, Tom
Dewey number
371.10092
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Michell, Tom
  • Michell, Tom
  • Teachers
  • British
  • Penguins
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Britons
  • Penguins
  • Teachers
  • Argentina
Target audience
adult
Label
The penguin lessons, Tom Michell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Michael Joseph, 2015
  • Includes reading group questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057864199
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781405921800
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)933438005
Label
The penguin lessons, Tom Michell
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Michael Joseph, 2015
  • Includes reading group questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057864199
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781405921800
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)933438005

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