THE WHISPERING LAND by Gerald Durrell

THE WHISPERING LAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The man who has made a zoologist's trade and his travels something to be greeted with sharp anticipation, who has marked his writing with a definite hallmark, here reaffirms his claim to fabulous, to frivolous, to utterly engrossing reporting. This record of a trip to Patagonia, to Jujuy, and of highly individual South American escapades, reaches the peaks of previous achievements. From the irritating incidents in Buenos Aires to the unbelievable views of penguins, fur seals and, literally, picnicking on the elephant seals, to the unexpected encounters with un- and obtrusive southernmost local flora and fauna, this accelerates through a giddy air flight to the valley of Calliegua and the treasures that produces. A baby peccary with a decided personality, a local painter, monkeys, vampires, owls, parrots, pumas, agouti, and a guide of importance -- Luna wind up another far away foray.

Pub Date: Jan. 26th, 1961
ISBN: 0143037080
Publisher: Viking