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  • Tom Michell

    A unique and moving real-life story of the extraordinary bond between a young teacher and a penguin, this book will delight readers who loved Marley & Me, Dewey the Library Cat, The Good Good Pig, and any book by Jon Katz. In 1975, twenty-three-year-old Englishman Tom Michell follows his wanderlust to Argentina, where he becomes assistant master at a prestigious boarding school. But Michell’s adventures really begin when, on a weekend in Uruguay, he rescues a penguin covered in oil from an ocean spill, cleans the bird up, and attempts to return him to the sea. The penguin refuses to leave his rescuer’s side. “That was the moment at which he became my penguin, and...read more

  • Tom Michell

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell, read by Bill Nighy. *AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FACT NOT FICTION BOOKCLUB* '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...read more

  • Tom Michell

    Engelsmannen TomMichell är tjugotre år, singel och brinner av äventyrslust. Han får jobb som lärare på en prestigefylld internatskola i Argentina under det politiskt turbulenta 70-talet. Men det stora äventyret börjar då Tom räddar en oljeindränkt pingvin på en strand i Uruguay. Efter det vägrar fågeln lämna sin räddares sida och Tom har inget annat val än att smuggla med sig pingvinen på flyget tillbaka till campus. Pingvinen döps till Juan Salvador och blir centrum för allas uppmärksamhet på skolan. Han blir rugbylagets maskot, värd på Toms fester, hushållerskans förtrogne och simtränare till en blyg student. Juan Salvador sprider glädje till alla runt...read more