HOW THE PENGUINS SAVED VERONICA

HOW THE PENGUINS SAVED VERONICA

Book - 2020 | First edition.
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"A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker. Eighty-five-year-oldVeronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she's coming to visit-and won't take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica's closed heart starts to open. Her grandson, Patrick, follows Veronica to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2020.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781984803818
1984803816
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 21 cm

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brangwinn
Jun 21, 2020

I want a baby penguin. But I imagine I’ll have to settle for Patrick/Pip in this fun story about a crotchety 85-year old English lady who discovers she has a grandson she doesn’t know about. When she decides to visit an Adele penguin research station in the Antarctic, she refuses the researcher’s distress at having her come. She comes, and what a story it is. When she falls ill, her grandson who has met her only once, is forced to come to Antarctica to get her. The story is lovely and the ending is endearing, a perfect book to read when stuck at home. I really, really want a baby penguin and it’s all the book’s fault.

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