Penguin Lessons, The

Tom Michell

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 16-06-2016


Set against Argentina’s turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Peronist regime, this is the story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term.

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The unique, moving and heartwarming true story of an unlikely friendship which captured imaginations around the world . . . 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.What he doesn’t need is a pet. What he really doesn’t need is a pet penguin.But when he spots a penguin struggling in an oil slick whilst in Uruguay he has to help. And then the penguin refuses to leave his side. Clearly Tom has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. He names him Juan Salvador. 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 – including Tom, who discovers a compadre like no other . . .AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 ‘A much-beloved tale about a much-beloved bird . . . heartwarmingly eccentric’ Guardian ‘So touching that I didn’t want it to end. I really loved this book’ Michael Bond, creator of Paddington’Charming’ Daily Mail ‘One of the most touching tales we’ve read all year’ Heat

Additional information

Weight 0.166 kg
Dimensions 16 × 132 × 198 mm
Page Count 240