The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who Taught Her to Fly

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Arthur A. Levine Books, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 126 pages
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A cat. A seagull. An impossible task.
A worldwide bestseller and the subject of a feature film, THE STORY OF A SEAGULL... is finally out in paperback!

Her wings burdened by an oil slick, a seagull struggles to the nearest port to lay her final egg. Exhausted, she lands on a balcony where Zorba the cat is sunning himself. She extracts three extraordinary promises from him: that he will watch over the egg, that he will not EAT the egg, and that, when it's time, he will teach the baby gull to fly. The first two promises are hard enough, but the third one is surely impossible. Isn't it?

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I liked this book because it was about a seagull and I like seagulls.
Amin - 6 year old

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read it when i was verz young and i really enjoyed it. it is a very sweet story and it gives a lesson as well Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Luis Sepulveda est ne en 1949 au Chili. Emprisonne sous le regime de Pinochet puis exile, il parcourt l Amerique latine et fonde de nombreuses troupes theatrales. Tres soucieux d ecologie, il participe a une recherche de l UNESCO au sujet de l impact de la colonisation sur les populations amazoniennes et passe un an chez les Indiens Shuars. Depuis 1996, il vit en Espagne. Ses oeuvres sont aujourd hui des bestsellers mondiaux. Il a publie en 2013 "Histoire du chat et de la souris qui devinrent amis" et "Ingredients pour une vie de passions formidables".

Margaret Sayers Peden received a bachelor's degree in 1948, a master's degree in 1963, and doctorate degree in 1966 from the University of Missouri. She was a professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri until her retirement in 1989. She is a translator. Emilio Carballido's The Norther (El Norte) became her first published translation in 1970. She has translated 65 books including works by Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Claribel Alegría, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, and Cesar Vallejo. She has received several awards including the 2010 Lewis Galantiere Translation Prize for her translation of Fernando de Rojas' La Celestina and the 2012 Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, which is awarded in recognition of a lifetime achievement in the field of literary translation.

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