POMONA by Catherine Paladino


The Birth of a Penguin
Age Range: 10 - 12
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 A photo essay that documents the development and growth of a black-footed penguin, raised in captivity at the New England Aquarium. The focus here is on raising the endangered penguins in captivity rather than on recording their development in their natural habitat off the coast of South Africa--with the conclusion that, ``As long as some of them live in places like the New England Aquarium, the future of this special bird will be a little bit safer''. Though the many glossy full-color photos here are appealing, the text lacks precision and word choice is occasionally awkward. A handsome map is unfortunately placed on the endpapers. Glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10- 12)

Pub Date: March 15th, 1991
ISBN: 0-531-15212-X
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1991


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