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The Penguin Lessons

The Penguin Lessons

  • Author: Tom Michell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 140592182X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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*AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FACT NOT FICTION BOOKCLUB AND READ BY BILL NIGHY ON AUDIO* '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 Perónist 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.

Life’s Secret Lessons

Life’s Secret Lessons

(Penguin Petit)

  • Author: Suddha Murty
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 9351180743
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: N.A
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Extraordinary stories about ordinary people’s lives Over the years, Sudha Murty has come across some fascinating people whose lives make for interesting stories and have astonishing lessons to reveal. Take Vishnu, who achieves every material success but never knows happiness; or Venkat, who talks so much that he has no time to listen. In other stories, a young girl goes on a train journey that changes her life forever; an impoverished village woman provides bathing water to hundreds of people in a drought-stricken area; a do-gooder ghost decides to teach a disconsolate young man Sanskrit; and in the title story, a woman in a flooded village in Odisha teaches the author a life lesson she will never forget. From the bestselling author of Wise and Otherwise and The Old Man and His God, this is another heart-warming collection of real-life stories that will delight readers of all ages.

Big6, Large and in Charge

Big6, Large and in Charge

Project-Based Information Literacy Lessons for Grades 3–6

  • Author: Danielle N. DuPuis,Annette C.H. Nelson
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1586835440
  • Category: EDUCATION
  • Page: 235
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This book helps teachers and teacher librarians effectively collaborate to teach students the concept of the Big6 and complete research projects in meaningful and memorable ways.

Magic Lessons

Magic Lessons

  • Author: Justine Larbalestier
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101217723
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 304
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Lessons in Becoming Myself

Lessons in Becoming Myself

  • Author: Ellen Burstyn
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101217502
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 464
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By the time Ellen Burstyn arrived in New York to study acting, she'd already worked as a Texas fashion model, a Montreal chorus girl, suffered numerous toxic relationships, and just as many name changes and spiritual paths. Theater legend Moss Hart called her "a natural" but Ellen Burstyn was still trying discover who she was. This is the graceful story of a personal and professional quest, a life-long journey-by turns triumphant and terrifying, tragic and funny, thoughtful and illuminating.

The Penguin History of the Second World War

The Penguin History of the Second World War

  • Author: Guy Wint,John Pritchard,Peter Calvocoressi
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141959886
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1344
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First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted. In this bold feat of compression they give as much stress and space to political, social and moral forces (not to mention intelligence and other activities 'behind the line') as to the ensuing clashes of arms. This acclaimed analysis of the causes and courses of the Second World War has stood the tests of time and criticism.

Recipes and Lessons from a Delicious Cooking Revolution

Recipes and Lessons from a Delicious Cooking Revolution

  • Author: Alice Waters
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141966068
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 112
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A champion of organic, locally produced and seasonal food and founder of acclaimed Californian restaurant Chez Panisse, Alice Waters explores the simplest of dishes in the most delicious of ways, with fresh, sustainable ingredients a must, even encouraging cooks to plant their own garden. From orange and olive salad to lemon curd and ginger snaps, Waters constantly emphasizes the joys and ease of cooking with local, fresh food, whether in soups, salads or sensual, classic desserts.

The Journal of Aesthetic Education

The Journal of Aesthetic Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aesthetics
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Will the Penguin

Will the Penguin

  • Author: Siddharth Patil
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1434937151
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 58
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Will The Penguin by Siddharth Patil Will The Penguin is a truly endearing and multi-level story. It is at once a coming of age children's tale, and a lesson in environmental education. Filled with vivid Antarctic wildlife, this short story follows a lonely and bullied penguin on a journey through the Antarctic. In his travels, the penguin Will, encounters the harsh reality of dwindling icebergs and the effect of mankind on his natural world. Will The Penguin is the perfect combination of fact and fantasy. Follow Will on his exciting journey as he learns what it is to be a penguin, and what it is to be brave. Siddharth Patil's first book is both dark and delightful. It will enlighten, entertain, and engage the reader in the magic of the natural Antarctic realms. About the Author Siddharth Patil is ten years old. He is a fifth-grader. The young author was born in Connecticut, and currently resides with his parents and younger brother in Elkridge, Maryland. Siddharth Patil is very strongly drawn to nature and wildlife. He enjoys writing, reading, and drawing. Finished in 2012 and published in 2014, Will The Penguin is his first-and far from final-published book.

The Penguin Gandhi Reader

The Penguin Gandhi Reader

  • Author: Mahatma Gandhi,Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India
  • ISBN: 9780140236866
  • Category: History
  • Page: 295
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The Essential Writings Of One Of The Greatest Statesmen And Morally Influential Figures Of The Twentieth Century Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) Was Born In Porbander On The Western Coast Of India. His Childhood And Early Upbringing Were Undistinguished But As An Adult He Initiated And Was Involved In A Series Of Novel Forms Of Peaceful Protests Which Established Him As One Of The Most Important Leaders Of The Twentieth Century And One Whose Message And Relevance Transcended National Boundaries. This Meticulously Edited Volume Culled From The Collected Works Of Gandhi Contains A Representative Selection Of His Writings Focusing On Themes Which Were Central To Gandhi S Philosophy. The Reader Is Divided Into Eight Sections And Discusses The Following In Detail: Gandhiji S Complete Rejection Of What Is Known As Modern Civilization Together With Its Materialistic Nature; The Doctrines Of Swaraj And Swadeshi, Which Meant More To Him Than Mere Independence For The British; The Creed Of Non-Violence, The Centrepiece Of His Political Theory; His Role In Mass Movements Particularly In The Non-Co-Operation Civil Disobedience And Quit India Movements; His Views On Women And Sex; His Arguments Against Caste And Untouchability; His Thoughts On Capitalism And Socialism; His Commitment To A United India; His Firm Belief In Religious Tolerance And Finally, His Lifelong Struggle Towards The Attainment Of Both Home Rule And Self Rule.