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The Whispering Land

Gerald Durrell - Author

Ralph Thompson - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780143037088 | 240 pages | 30 May 2006 | Penguin | 0.11 x 0.11in | 18 - AND UP
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"Anyone who has ever read a book by Gerald Durrell will welcome another with whoops of joy." -Chicago Sunday Tribune

Fans of Gerard Durrell’s beloved classic My Family and Other Animals and other accounts of his lifelong fascination with members of the animal kingdom will rejoice at The Whispering Land. The sequel to A Zoo in My Luggage, this is the story of how Durrell and his wife’s zoo-building efforts at England’s Jersey Zoo led them and a team of helpers on an eight- month safari in Argentina to look for South American specimens. Through windswept Patagonian shores and tropical forests in Argentina, from ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humor. BACKCOVER: “Anyone who has ever read a book by Gerald Durrell will welcome another with whoops of joy.”
—Chicago Sunday Tribune

“Animals come close to being Durrell’s best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor.”
—Time

“No one can be funnier than Mr. Durrell in relating his own adventures or the antics of the claw and paw set.”
—The Christian Science Monitor

The Whispering Land A Word in Advance

Part One
The Customs of the Country
The Whispering Land
A Sea of Headwaiters
The Golden Swarm
The Bulbous Beasts

Part Two
The Customs of the Country
Jujuy
A City of Bichos
Vampires and Wine
A Wagon-Load of Bichos
The Customs of the Country

Stop Press
Acknowledgments

"Animals come close to being Durrell's best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor." —Time

"No one can be funnier than Mr. Durrell in relating his own adventures or the antics of the claw and paw set." —The Christian Science Monitor