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Papa Goose : one year, seven goslings, and the flight of my life / Michael Quetting ; foreword by Stacey O'Brien ; translated by Jane Billinghurst.

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  • 8 of 10 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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Terrace Public Library 598.417 QUE (Text) 35151001083914 Adult Non-fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771643610
  • Physical Description: 225 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; Greystone Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Nine Eggs -- Gloria -- Seven goslings -- Our first dip -- Too much work! -- The monster in the barn -- Geese in the van -- Through the eyes of children -- Geese and ganders -- Flying at last -- Greedy guts -- Freddy veers off course -- The perils of puberty -- Time to go -- Flying in circles -- Farewells -- The passenger -- Back to civilization -- The birds have flown.
Summary, etc.:
In Papa Goose, Michael Quetting shares the hilarious and moving true story of how he became a father to seven rambunctious goslings—and the surprising things he learned along the way. Starting right at the beginning, with the eggs, his journey takes him from the incubator all the way to the airstrip, where he must attempt to teach the geese to fly as part of an ambitious scientific research initiative for the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, which tracks animal migrations around the world. For the next eleven months, we follow the newly minted dad as he takes the goslings on daily swims in the lake, tracks them down when they go astray, and watches their personalities develop: feisty, churlish, and lovable. Packed with charm and humor, Papa Goose quickly draws us into the adventure as Gloria, Nemo, and the rest of the crew conquer land, water, and air.
Original Version Note:
Translation of: Plötzlich Gänsevater.
Subject: Quetting, Michael, 1974-
Geese > Behavior.
Geese > Flight.
Human-animal relationships.
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