The World of Penguins

By Evelyne Daigle; Daniel Grenier (Illustrator); Genevieve Wright (Translator)
(Tundra Books (NY), Paperback, 9780887769474, 47pp.)

Publication Date: November 25, 2008

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Description
Journey south of the equator to the cold-water currents of South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica, where seventeen different types of penguins reside.
An early explorer wrote, "We came across a multitude of strange birds. They could not fly, but ran quickly enough to get away from us.... Nature appears to have endowed them with great agility: they are wonderful swimmers."
In The World of Penguins, critically acclaimed biologist and wildlife educator Evelyne Daigle, brings readers an in-depth view into the fascinating environment of these exquisite birds. The riveting text coupled with detailed illustrations by well-known, wildlife illustrator Daniel Grenier, will capture readers everywhere as they take "flight" into the land and underwater world of penguins.
Did you know?
-A penguin colony becomes a source of heat in cold weather
-The colony provides protection from predators
-The young in a penguin colony form a nursery, or creches, leaving both parents free to fish together

"From the Hardcover edition.




About the Author
After observing penguins in captivity for almost twelve years, Evelyne Daigle was given an opportunity to study them more closely through a joint project of Students on Ice and the Montré al Biodô me. Aboard an icebreaker in the company of both scientists and students, the author gathered written and visual information on penguins and the fascinating world in which they live. Inspiration was plentiful. By adding to the existing knowledge base, this expedition to the end of the world will benefit the Biodô me team and visitors alike. Evelyne Daigle lives in Quebec, where she has been a biologist and scientific interpreter at the Montré al Biodô me since 1992.
Montreal-born Daniel Grenier is a highly acclaimed, self-taught artist. Working in acrylics, his favorite subjects are fauna and pristine landscapes. This is his second picture book.
Geneviè ve Wright is a mother, translator, interpreter, and Reiki master living in the Rockies of Alberta with her two children and their dog, Louis.



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