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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals (original: 2018; edição: 2018)

de Sy Montgomery (Autor), Rebecca Green (Ilustrador)

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A New York Times bestseller! National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals--her friends--who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green. Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals--Sy's friends--and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.… (mais)
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Título:How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
Autores:Sy Montgomery (Autor)
Outros autores:Rebecca Green (Ilustrador)
Informação:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2018), Edition: Illustrated, 208 pages
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Etiquetas:animals, career, friendship, grief, travel

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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals de Sy Montgomery (2018)

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A "Feel Good" pick me up that I needed. Montgomery writes about her life as a naturalist/researcher. There are whimsical illustrations through-out , with each chapter mainly concentrating on one species/pet that she encountered. As in anyone's life, there are heartbreaks, but the pure joy she shares about the animals is worth a sniffle or two. ( )
  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
Sy Montgomery reveals some alarming facts about her mother and her childhood—though I don’t think that she intended them to be alarming or that she herself considers them alarming—that make her empathy and openness toward animals all the more poignant. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
I liked the title, the cover, and the premise of "a memoir in thirteen animals." I am not a pet owner nor a naturalist, but I am a reader and enjoy reading memoirs. And I enjoyed reading about the author's loving experiences with both her pets and other animals (including a tarantula and an octopus). This is a personal book, as a memoir should be, and she honestly shares her grief after losing some of her pets. She also shares the joy she has experienced in spending time with her various pets - their personalities and their quirks. As she is childless, these animals most likely filled a need. This brief book includes unsophisticated illustrations of each animal, as well as photos of the author and animals. ( )
  PhyllisReads | Jun 27, 2021 |
Charming, sweet, fun. If you have read Montgomery's "The Good, Good Pig," "Birdology,"or "The Soul of the Octopus," you will have met some of these beings already, and in more depth. I was attracted by the intent of the book to tell these stories of her animal friends and acquaintances and what they have taught her about being a "good creature." It doesn't quite work in that regard. She is a gifted, vivid writer, and the animal characters are brought delightfully to life with a full-hearted respect for who they are in their own selves. She does acknowledge how she came to learn to see them that way (in the chapter on the tropical spider named Clarabelle, she astutely recognizes the moment when she suddenly saw Clarabelle not as a "giant spider!" but as a small animal, which feels completely different). As housemate to half a border collie (she's not saying what the other half is), I enjoyed the portraits of Montgomery's sequence of three border collies and how three dogs of the same breed can still be such different personalities. But that's pretty much what this very readable book amounts to: interesting, enjoyable, well-told animal tales. ( )
  JulieStielstra | May 17, 2021 |
Sy Montgomery really makes you think about the personalities of creatures, whether they be dogs, spiders, kangaroos, octopi, etc. This woman has a real feel for trying to get the thoughts and feelings of all kinds of creatures. This book was so interesting and solidifies some of my own thoughts about living things. ( )
  JReynolds1959 | Apr 30, 2021 |
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A New York Times bestseller! National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals--her friends--who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green. Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals--Sy's friends--and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

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