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How to be a good creature : a memoir in thirteen animals

Montgomery, Sy (author.). Green, Rebecca, 1986- (illustrator.).

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  • 6 of 7 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328528230 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0544938321
  • ISBN: 9780544938328
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy’s friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world."

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2
    In a memoir that will speak to readers of all ages, naturalist and National Book Award winner Montgomery traces her life through the animals that have shared and enhanced it. From the briefest of encounters (a glimpse of a white-furred ermine) to the heartiest of friendships (a 750-pound pig called Christopher Hogwood), Montgomery offers a look at the insights about humanity animals have given her. Some, like Octavia the octopus, are creatures she has studied; others, like a series of border collies, have been dear companions. Montgomery is equally as tender and observant in her recollections of a pinktoe tarantula as she is of her childhood Scottish terrier. There may be audience confusion—early chapters, and accompanying black-and-white drawings, are ideal for middle-graders, while in later chapters, Montgomery broaches heavier subjects such as difficult family relationships and suicidal thoughts—and, in fact, this is marketed for adults. But this is an endeavor that is filled with heart and should be widely shared. Plenty of memoirs center on animals, but few offer such variety, passion, and care. Grades 6-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Researching films, articles, and over twenty books, Sy Montgomery has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, three honorary degrees, and many other awards.

Subject: Human-animal relationships Anecdotes
Animals Anecdotes
Human-animal relationships
Genre: Anecdotes.
Search Results Showing Item 3 of 829 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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