Illustrated in full color. "Geraghty's polished, striking art is the mainstay of this volume. The story, about the newborn penguin Solo and her parents, moves from one perilous scenario to the next as Solo's parents take turns visiting the danger-filled sea in order to get food. Geraghty's illustrations bring the Antarctic winter so close that one can't help but shiver."--Publishers Weekly.
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Paul Geraghty is an author and illustrator of children's picture books and teenage fiction. His books include The Hoppameleon and Rotten and Rascal. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, and has won the Children's Book Award.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2?An enticing story about Emperor penguins. Born in the dark Antarctic winter, Solo is cared for by both parents, but when her father does not return from finding fish, her mother must go hunting or they will starve. Solo is then left alone to face the dangers of a predatory bird, deep crevices, and possible starvation. All works out well in the end, although perhaps a bit too tidily. Nevertheless, this book is satisfying. It's factually correct, and yet is similar in tone to Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny (HarperCollins, 1942) and Barbara Joosse's Mama, Do You Love Me? (Chronicle, 1991). Geraghty's illustrations are outstanding and mirror the stark beauty of the icy landscape. One environmental issue is included?the father penguin has been delayed because he has been caught in a careless fisherman's net. Some young children may worry about Solo's survival, but those who have heard reassuring stories about parental love will treasure this lovely book.?Mollie Bynum, formerly at Chester Valley Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
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Book Description Hutchinson (RHCP), 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Previous owners name inside the front page Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007244130
Book Description Hutchinson, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2243141
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004257625
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002349751
Book Description Hutchinson Children's Books Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Hardback no D/J in good condition. 1995 1st Hutchinson edition. Paul Geraghty's words and pictures capture the remote beauty of the Antarctic with this haunting tale of a penguin family and their struggle to get through the harsh winter. Will the new baby, Solo, be able to survive alone?. Bookseller Inventory # 17762
Book Description Hutchinson, 1995. Book Condition: Very Good. Geraghty, Paul (illustrator). 1st. Laminated pictorial covers. Bookseller Inventory # 51530
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. First Edition. near fine large format illustrated glossy boards hard cover with no dustjacket. Clean tight and unmarked. First printing with full number line nf/--. Bookseller Inventory # 78080
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback: laminated colour pictorial boards, a few scratch indentations on the back cover, shop label on front endpaper, name on flyleaf, vg. 4to, (30pp). The fight for survival of a family of penguins in Antarctica. Bookseller Inventory # 13A205