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Author Abery, Julie, author.

Title The old man and the penguin : a true story of true friendship / written by Julie Abery ; illustrated by Pierre Pratt.

Publication Info. Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library Children's Fiction    jO ABERY,JUL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Fiction.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Summary "This heartwarming picture book tells the true story of João Pereira de Souza, who found a Magellanic penguin covered in oil and starving near his home on an island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. João spent a week cleaning the creature's tarred feathers and feeding him a daily diet of fish before taking him back to the sea to let him go. But the penguin wouldn't leave! He stayed with João for eleven months until finally disappearing. Now, every June, Dindim returns to de Souza's home by the sea and stays until February -- and every year he becomes more affectionate and appears even happier to see his human friend."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile literature.
Magellanic penguin -- Juvenile literature.
Penguins -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Stories in rhyme.
Picture books.
Added Author Pratt, Pierre, illustrator.
ISBN 9781525302084 (hardback)
1525302086 (hardback)

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