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Now a major TV Series! Ten-year-old Gerald doesn't know why his older brothers and sisters complain so much. With snakes in the bath and scorpions on the lunch table, the family home on the Greek island of Corfu is a bit like a zoo so they should feel right at home... Gerald joyfully pursues his interest in natural history in the midst of an unconventional and chaotic family life - all brilliantly retold in this very funny book.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Now a major TV Series! Ten-year-old Gerald doesn't know why his older brothers and sisters complain so much. With snakes in the bath and scorpions on the lunch table, the family home on the Greek island of Corfu is a bit like a zoo so they should feel right at home... Gerald joyfully pursues his interest in natural history in the midst of an unconventional and chaotic family life - all brilliantly retold in this very funny book.
  • Produktdetails
  • A Puffin Book
  • Verlag: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • Seitenzahl: 384
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. Mai 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 128mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 269g
  • ISBN-13: 9780141374109
  • ISBN-10: 0141374101
  • Artikelnr.: 44917467
Autorenporträt
Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. He returned to England in 1928 before settling on the island of Corfu with his family. In 1945 he joined the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper, and in 1947 he led his first animal-collecting expedition to the Cameroons. He later undertook numerous further expeditions, visiting Paraguay, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Mauritius, Assam and Madagascar. His first television programme, Two in the Bush¿ which documented his travels to New Zealand, Australia and Malaya was made in 1962; he went on to make seventy programmes about his trips around the world. In 1959 he founded the Jersey Zoological Park, and in 1964 he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. He was awarded the OBE in 1982. Encouraged to write about his life's work by his brother, Durrell published his first book, The Overloaded Ark, in 1953. It soon became a bestseller and he went on to write thirty-six other titles, including My Family and Other Animals, The Bafut Beagles, Encounters with Animals, The Drunken Forest, A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land, Menagerie Manor, The Amateur Naturalist and The Aye-Aye and I. Gerald Durrell died in 1995.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
i: The Speech for the Defence Unit
1: Part One Chapter
0: The Migration Chapter
1: The Unsuspected Isle Chapter
2: The Strawberry
Pink Villa Chapter
3: The Rose
Beetle Man Chapter
4: A Bushel of Learning Chapter
5: A Treasure of Spiders Chapter
6: The Sweet Spring Chapter
0: Conversation Unit
2: Part Two Chapter
7: The Daffodil
Yellow Villa Chapter
8: The Tortoise Hills Chapter
9: The World in a Wall Chapter
10: The Pageant of Fireflies Chapter
11: The Enchanted Archipelago Chapter
12: The Woodcock Winter Chapter
0: Conversation Unit
3: Part Three Chapter
13: The Snow
White Villa Chapter
14: The Talking Flowers Chapter
15: The Cyclamen Woods Chapter
16: The Lake of Lilies Chapter
17: The Chessboard Fields Chapter
18: An Entertainment with Animals Chapter
0: The Return Acknowledgements
ii: A Message from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Acknowledgements
iii: Afterword
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I do assure you, the world needs Durrell. Sir David Attenborough