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    9781525306068
  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: L
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Hachette Book Group USA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Oct 06, 2020 Carton Quantity: 36 $19.99 CAD
    $18.99 USD
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Old Man and the Penguin, The
A True Story of True Friendship
By (author): Julie Abery Illustrated by: Pierre Pratt
Julie Abery ,

Illustrated by :

Pierre Pratt

Imprint:

Kids Can Press

ISBN:

9781525302084

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2, Reading age 3 - 7
Oct 06, 2020
$19.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

11in x 8.25 x 0.38 in | 0.96 lb

Page Count:

32 pages
Kids Can Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
 
Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, Booklist 2020, Winner
  • Short Description
The heartwarming true tale of the friendship between and a man and the penguin he saved. João finds a penguin, soaked in oil, on the shore. Too tired to swim, too weak to stand, he's barely moving on the sand. 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 back to health --- and the pair develop an unlikely 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 ... When the heart is open, friendship can happen anywhere.
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. Too tired to swim, too weak to stand, he's barely moving on the sand. 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.

Julie Abery is a children's author and early childhood educator. Originally from England, she has spent half of her life living in Europe, immersing herself in new languages and cultures. She currently lives in Switzerland.

An entertaining introduction for young readers to the harmful effects of oil spills on marine wildlife. - Kirkus Reviews

The Old Man and the Penguin, a warm story of an unusual friendship, will be well-received by its young listeners/readers. - CM Magazine

Few readers will be able to resist this charming tale, based on true events. - Booklist, starred review

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