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Solo by Paul Geraghty

Solo (1995)

by Paul Geraghty

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This book reminds me a lot of March of the Penguins or Happy Feet. The story seems to have a faint hint of environmentalism without beating you over the head with it. The fact that the penguin father in the story comes back just in time with a fishing net clinging to his neck let's every reader ponder the fact that the human intrusion was what almost cost Fin and his young son, Solo, their lives. It's beautifully illustrated, really beautifully. The paintings alone are enough to draw in many readers. The story was simple and sparing, just right for a good narrative without being too long and drawn out. A good read on the whole, even if the whole baby penguin in the harsh winter angle has being seeing a lot of action lately. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
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Illustrated in full color. "Geraghty's polished, striking art is the mainstay of this volume. The story, about the newborn penguin Solo and her parents, moves from one perilous scenario to the next as Solo's parents take turns visiting the danger-filled sea in order to get food. Geraghty's illustrations bring the Antarctic winter so close that one can't help but shiver."--Publishers Weekly.

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When her parents Floe and Fin leave her to search for food, Solo the baby penguin tries to follow and loses her way.

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