How to Be A Good Creature

How to Be A Good Creature

A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

eBook - 2018
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National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals--her friends--who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
ISBN: 9781328528230
1328528235
9780544938328
0544938321
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Green, Rebecca 1986-- Illustrator

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OPL_EllyR Nov 16, 2018

I loved this sweet memoir. Sy Montgomery is a naturalist and a prolific author of both adult and childrens work, and this autobiography focuses on fable-like lessons she learned from her different studies throughout the years. The critters featured in range from tree kangaroos to three different border collies, a 700lb pig, 3 octopodes and a tarantula with pink toes. Her relationships with her companion animals and those the likes of which she'd never interacted with before are touching and seem quite brave to readers less comfortable with the unknown. Montgomery's open, generous spirit is clear on every page. Her casual, sometimes confessional tone makes How to Be a Good Creature read like a conversation with an adventurous, kind friend.

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