Un niño encuentra un pingüino extraviado en la entrada de su casa. Al verlo solo y triste decide ayudarlo a encontrar el camino de regreso a su hogar. Tras mucho investigar, averigua que los pingüinos habitan en el Polo Norte y busca la forma de llevarlo allí. Durante el viaje descubre que la soledad no es lo mismo que la nostalgia del hogar.
‘An uplifting story…pictures of such spare beauty…suffused with a dreamlike quality.’ Independent Online
‘Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship…illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression…and body language.’ Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian
‘One of the most perfect stories in recent years featuring… one of the best conclusions in all of children’s fiction. I can’t wait until my nephew is old enough to read this with me, but until then, I’m more than happy to read it to myself. A minor masterpiece and one which will remain with you forever.’ Bury Free Press
‘Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It’s a wonderful picture book.’ Publishing News
‘My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.’ Irish Independent
Reseña del editor
Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door… so begins the magical adventure of the boy and the penguin as they travel all the way to the South Pole, looking for home and discovering friendship.
There once was a boy… and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole.
But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all…
Now made available for the first time in a toddler friendly board format, the youngest generation can enjoy this unforgettable story about friendship and the search for a home.