The Penguin of Ilha Grande: From Animal Rescue to Extraordinary Friendship

By Shannon Earle
Illustrators Illustrated by Renato Alarcão Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Charlesbridge Imprint Charlesbridge ISBN


The Penguin of Ilha Grande: From Animal Rescue to Extraordinary Friendship

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A man rescues a penguin off the coast of Brazil and finds a lifelong connection in this delightful true story about the power of friendship.

When an oil-covered penguin washes up in Brazil, Seu João saves the penguin's life. Soon man and penguin are friends, and Dindim the penguin won't return to the wild. At last Dindim swims away, only to return four months later! For seven years, Dindim the penguin lived with Seu João in Brazil for eight months a year, disappearing for four months after his annual molting.

Readers will enjoy discovering the wildlife of Brazil while learning about the impacts of oil spills and the importance of conservation. This inspiring, true account of real and unusual friendships is sure to win the hearts of nature and animal lovers alike.

“Where Is Dindim Now?” Information about Magellanic penguins. Glossary. Author’s note. Full-color illustrations were done in watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils.
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