Pierre the Penguin: A True Story

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Sleeping Bear Press, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 30 pages
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When Pierre, an African penguin living at the California Academy of Sciences, begins to lose his feathers, the zoo staff is at a loss of what to do. But one rainy day, inspiration strikes a biologist. Could a wet suit help Pierre? Illustrations.

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User Review  - flemmily - LibraryThing

This is the true story of Pierre the Penguin, who lives at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Pierre is stressed out, and begins losing his feathers. He can't swim ... Read full review

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Did you know that April 25th is World Penguin Day? It correlates with the beginning of the annual northward migration of penguins. Missed it? Don’t feel bad, we did too (stomach flu). But for penguin ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jean Marzollo was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a Masters in Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught for several years and then became involved in educational publishing. For twenty years she was the editor of "Let's Find Out," Scholastic's kindergarten magazine. She has written over a 130 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She was the recipient of the 2000 Rip Van Winkle Award presented by the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York. She is married to Claudio Marzollo, a retired sculptor who has co-authored some of her children's science fiction and fantasy books. She resides in Upstate New York.

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