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The Land Puffin

Lori Doody

32 pages
Nimbus Publishing

An east coast yarn about a parrot who wants the rugged life of a puffin...or does he?

Pete was an unusual parrot.
He wanted to be a puffin.
So he decided to leave town, and head for the coast.

When Pete the parrot looks back on his seafaring family history—including his grandmother, Polly Pirate, and his grandfather, Paul Privateer—he decides to leave his cozy city home in search of the rugged puffin life on the coast. The puffins are friendly and welcome Pete with fish—which he doesn't like to eat—and a swim in the ocean—which he doesn't like to do—and they seem to do little more than sit on the rocks all day and night—which doesn't interest him. Worst of all, they don't seem to have much to say. Can Pete really live like a puffin, or is he just too different?

A charming story from the critically acclaimed author-illustrator behind The Puffin Problem and Mallard, Mallard, Moose, featuring folk art–inspired illustrations, The Land Puffin is a good-humoured yarn with a subtle message about the importance of celebrating our differences.

Author Bio
Lori Doody was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. Since graduating from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, majoring in printmaking, she has worked at a Japanese paper store, the artist-run centre St. Michael's Printshop, and a commercial gallery. Her primary art practise has been in printmaking, especially etching, and in 2005 she was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Her picture books include Capelin Weather, The Puffin Problem, Mallard, Mallard, Moose, and Paint the Town Pink. Lori lives in St. John's with her husband and their two children.