Location:NF 920 MIC
Genre: A true "penguin is my best mate" story
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.
'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.
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...