Penguin in Peril

Penguin in Peril
Author: Helen Hancocks
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0763671592
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Release: 2014
Editor: Templar
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Facing hungry bellies and a bare cupboard, three cats kidnap a penguin to help them catch fish, triggering a hilarious sequence of events as the penguin, whose black-and-white markings cause him to be mistaken for a waiter, tries to escape back home.

Penguin in Peril

Penguin in Peril
Author: Helen Hancocks
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1848778627
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Templar Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With bare cupboards and hungry bellies, three cats formulate a brilliant plan to steal a penguin to catch fish for them. A hilarious sequence of events unfolds as the penguin makes his escape from his feline foes, becoming mistaken for a nun and a waiter, before finding his way safely home to his aquarium. Meanwhile, the cats are caught for their crime and are sent to jail - for a lifetime of gruel. Deftly told and beautifully illustrated, this amusing tale will have little ones and grown-ups giggling from beginning to end.

Penguins in Peril

Penguins in Peril
Author: Victoria Travers
Pages: 19
ISBN: 1869706234
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Penguin Peril

Penguin Peril
Author: Sue Mongredien
Pages: 82
ISBN: 1409506347
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Release: 2010
Editor: Usborne Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The penguins have mysteriously disappeared from the icy seas and the mermaids are worried - where can they be? Molly and her mermaid friend, Phoebe, search everywhere. Could the Dark Queen be behind all the trouble?

Tacky and the Emperor

Tacky and the Emperor
Author: Helen Lester
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0547347510
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Release: 2002-09-30
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s common knowledge that Tacky was never the best-dressed penguin, but when he and his friends prepare for the arrival of the emperor, Tacky gets carried away and ends up in more than just elegant attire! Tacky brings his own unique brand of humor and entertainment to the emperor’s visit. Here is another wacky addition to Tacky’s myriad adventures in which friendship, kindness, and laughter always win out! Tacky fans will be carried to new heights of hilarity by this latest Tacky tale.

An Unexpected Peril

An Unexpected Peril
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593197271
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A princess is missing and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn. January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club--an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women--Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela's chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves--and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears. Having noted Veronica's resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica's own family--the royalty who has never claimed her.

A Penguin Named Patience

A Penguin Named Patience
Author: Suzanne Lewis
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781631886294
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Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: Sleeping Bear Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Patience is a South African penguin. She is small at roughly 6 pounds and approximately 20 inches tall; but at 24 years old, she is the "penguin in charge" of the penguin exhibit at New Orleans's Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hits, devastating the city and surrounding areas with its catastrophic winds and flooding. The aquarium is severely damaged. With no electricity or relief in sight, the temperature in the aquarium reaches dangerously high degrees, putting the penguins in peril. Patience, and the 18 other penguins, along with some of the other zoo animals, must leave their home and their favorite human, Tom, the penguin keeper. Tom drives his penguins to Baton Rouge where an airplane transfers them to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Here the penguins will recuperate and live until they can return home to New Orleans. After nine long months away from Tom and their home, the aquarium is finally restored. And Patience, who has been patient, and her penguins return to New Orleans to a cheering homecoming.

I am Actually a Penguin

I am Actually a Penguin
Author: Sean Taylor
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781787411760
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Release: 2017-07-13
Editor: Templar Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a little girl is given a penguin suit she decides that living as a penguin is much more fun than just dressing as one. But penguins don't exactly behave like people. They don't ride the bus like people, they don't talk like people and they certainly don't catch fish fingers like people. Her family tell her, "You're not actually a penguin," but she knows that she ACTUALLY is. A hilarious new picture book from Sean Taylor, the author of What a Naughty Bird and Kasia Matyjaszek, author/illustrator of I am a Very Clever Cat.

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Mr  Penguin and the Lost Treasure
Author: Alex T. Smith
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781682631430
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Release: 2019-04-01
Editor: Peachtree Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet Mr. Penguin: adventurer (and penguin)! He has a dashing hat. He has a battered satchel. He has a packed lunch of fish finger sandwiches. Now he just needs an adventure! So when Bouddica Bones from the Museum of Extraordinary objects calls for help, Mr. Penguin swings into action. Can he and Colin the spider find the museum's missing treasure before bandits do? Or is this the adventure Mr. Penguin should have never answered? This humorous page-turning story from Alex T. Smith, the author-illustrator of the popular Claude series, is sure to thrill young readers looking for a good adventure.

Biggles and the Black Peril

Biggles and the Black Peril
Author: W E Johns
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781409045229
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Release: 2008-09-04
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When zero visibility forces Biggles to land his Vandal amphibian aircraft on the North Sea he thinks he's just got a spot of aeroplane bother. Bigger trouble is ahead for Biggles when he takes an unchartered ride in a flying boat manned by 'Blackbeard' - a cohort of the Russian Airfleet and accomplice in a plot to bomb Britain.

Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons
Author: Brad Smith,Carol Ann Browne
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781984877727
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The instant New York Times bestseller. From Microsoft's president and one of the tech industry's broadest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates. “A colorful and insightful insiders’ view of how technology is both empowering and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future.” —Walter Isaacson Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: When your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. While sweeping digital transformation holds great promise, we have reached an inflection point. The world has turned information technology into both a powerful tool and a formidable weapon, and new approaches are needed to manage an era defined by even more powerful inventions like artificial intelligence. Companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future, and governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation. In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no preexisting playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of artificial intelligence, big tech's relationship to inequality, and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying "Microsoft memoir," the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points as it strives to protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents. There are huge ramifications for communities and countries, and Brad Smith provides a thoughtful and urgent contribution to that effort.

Jasper Dash and the Flame Pits of Delaware

Jasper Dash and the Flame Pits of Delaware
Author: M.T. Anderson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781439156087
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The invention never flags.” —Booklist (starred review) In this third weird and wacky installment of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends must unravel a terrible mystery. It is a land of wonders. It is a land of mystery. It is a land that time forgot (or chose specifically not to remember). Cut off from the civilized world for untold years by prohibitive interstate tolls at the New Jersey border, this land is called: Delaware. It is into the mist-shrouded heart of this forbidden mountainous realm that our plucky and intrepid heroes, Jasper Dash: Boy Technonaut, and his friends Lily Gefelty and Katie Mulligan, must journey to solve yet another a mystery. Come along on a tale of grand adventure that includes in its pages: Lost cities! Tentacles! Monks! Dinosaurs! Cheap suits! Eye Doctors! And, of course, the fabled Curse of the Jaguar!

Girls in Peril

Girls in Peril
Author: Karen Boren
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9780977312726
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Release: 2006-04-26
Editor: Tin House Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Coming of age in 1970s Wisconsin, five teenage girls realize that their biggest challenges comes not from outside elements but from within their own communities and homes, where in the course of a summer they experience early sexuality and struggle with uncomprehending grownups who covet their time and freedom. Original. A first novel.

Space Penguins Cosmic Crash

Space Penguins Cosmic Crash
Author: Lucy Courtenay
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781496521934
Available:
Release: 2015-03-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alert! Alert! When the penguins splash-land on a watery planet, they find themselves in the tentacles of a monstrous sea creature. Can they escape with their ship in one piece or are they truly sunk?

Galapagos Penguins

Galapagos Penguins
Author: Molly Kolpin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781515731368
Available:
Release: 2015-12-21
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many people think penguins live only in cold, icy places. But the Galapagos penguins live in the blazing heat of the tropics. While this may seem like paradise, the Galapagos penguins are always on the lookout for ways to stay cool and comfortable. Learn more about these adorable animals, including how they got to the tropics, what they eat, other challenges they face in their lives, and what you can do to help.

Agent Q Or The Smell of Danger

Agent Q  Or The Smell of Danger
Author: M.T. Anderson,Kurt Cyrus
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781442426405
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Release: 2011-09-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As Lily, Katie, and Jasper try to return home after their adventures in Delaware, they face a protoplasmic monster, sleeping gas, a runaway rice cart, sentient lobsters, and spies of the Awful and Adorable Autarch of Dagsboro.

Planet Peril

Planet Peril
Author: Lucy Courtenay
Pages: 112
ISBN: 184715431X
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Release: 2014-03-03
Editor: Stripes Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What’s black and white, and flies faster than the speed of light? The Space Penguins! They’re the ice-cool crew of the spaceship Tunafish. With their pioneering flying skills and resistance to the deep freeze, these intergalactic avians are going where no fin has gone before. Captain T Krill, Rocky Waddle, Fuzz Allgrin and Splash Gordon are on a mission to explore new planets, rescue alien life, and battle their former comrade-in-wings: DarkWader. In book five of the Space Penguins series, the penguins accept an invite to take a holiday on a new leisure planet. But little do they realize they’re waddling into a trap. Before long they find themselves the number one attraction in the planet’s zoo. Can they rescue the zoo’s other aliens and break out, or is it a life behind bars for the penguins? A hilarious series, featuring everyone’s favourite flightless birds! Packed with out of this world aliens, flipper to the floor penguin action, and daft jokes and puns, these books are perfect for children aged six to eight.

Pierre the Penguin

Pierre the Penguin
Author: Jean Marzollo
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781585365814
Available:
Release: 2010-06-29
Editor: Sleeping Bear Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Pierre, an African penguin living at the California Academy of Sciences, begins to lose his feathers, the zoo staff is at a loss as to what to do. The lack of feathers causes Pierre to lose warmth, making him afraid to swim in the zoo pool. And the other penguins start to shy away, giving Pierre the "cold" shoulder. Unfortunately, heaters and medications fail to correct the situation. But one rainy day, inspiration strikes a biologist named Pam. While walking her dog in the rain, Pam notes that her pet wears a raincoat. Could a "raincoat," or wet suit, help Pierre? A tiny neoprene wet suit is designed especially for Pierre. But will it work? Told in rhyme by noted I SPY author Jean Marzollo, this true story of veterinary ingenuity charmingly comes to life. Jean Marzollo has written more than 100 children's books, including the award-winning I SPY series. With a graduate degree from Harvard, she has taught school, written books about teaching and parenting, and was the editor of Scholastic's Let's Find Out kindergarten magazine for 20 years. Jean lives in upstate New York. Nationally known for her many award-winning children's books that feature exotic flora and fauna, Laura Regan's artwork has been used to raise funds for many wildlife organizations. She is the illustrator of A is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet. Laura lives in the Bay Area in California.

The Sweet Girl

The Sweet Girl
Author: Annabel Lyon
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307962560
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Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the award-winning author of The Golden Mean, a captivating, wholly transporting new novel that follows Aristotle’s strong-willed daughter as she shapes her own destiny: an unexpected love story, a tender portrait of a girl and her father, and an astonishing journey through the underbelly of a supposedly enlightened society. Aristotle has never been able to resist a keen mind, and Pythias is certainly her father’s daughter: besting his brightest students, refusing to content herself with a life circumscribed by the kitchen, the loom, and, eventually, a husband. Into her teenage years, she is protected by the reputation of her adored father, but with the death of Alexander the Great, her fortunes suddenly change. Aristotle’s family is forced to flee Athens for a small town, where the great philosopher soon dies, and orphaned Pythias quickly discovers that the world is not a place of logic after all, but one of superstition. As threats close in on her—a rebellious household, capricious gods and goddesses—she will need every ounce of wit she possesses, and the courage to seek refuge where she least expects it. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Penguin Book of Witches

The Penguin Book of Witches
Author: Katherine Howe
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698141841
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Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.