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POMPEY WAS A PENGUIN : Hardback with Dust Jacket, Hardback Book

POMPEY WAS A PENGUIN : Hardback with Dust Jacket Hardback

Illustrated by Joan Kiddell Monroe

Part of the Historic series



POMPEY returned to his home in the Antarctic in August after an absence of one-and-a-half years.

He was one of about twelve thousand Gentoo penguins which lived on three islands, North Island, Middle Island and South Island.

This book is a simple account of Pompey's life during the following nine months.

He goes swimming among the ice-foes; he fishes for shrimps; he escapes from his arch-enemy, the Leopard Seal; and he meets the charming Jenny who becomes his wife.

Together they make a nest and rear two fine, fluffy chicks.

It is an accurate description of the life of a Gentoo penguin, made interesting by Mr. Bagshawe's wide knowledge of penguin habits and the conditions in which they live.

Before the time comes for the baby penguins to swim away from home, Pompey and Jenny and many of their neighbours have become intimate friends. ]oan Kiddell-Monroe's pictures are accurate and quite outstanding.

They help to make a really exceptional book.


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