Monday, March 9, 2015

A Penguin Named Patience: a Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story

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A Penguin Named Patience: a Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story
by Suzanne Lewis
Illustrated by Lisa Anchin
Sleeping Bear Press, 2015. Picture Book

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was one of the greatest natural disasters in our country's history.  Much has been written about the human toll of the hurricane, but here is a story about how some of the animals survived the disaster. Patience is a penguin at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans. Patience and her 18 penguin friends are in danger when the power goes out and their climate control and water filtration systems stop working. The Aquarium arranges to have them transported to the Monterey Bay Aquarium where they stay for nine months until their habitat can be repaired. Patience has to be patient, but finally makes it back home. The simple story is illustrated with child friendly,  light filled watercolors. 

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