Friday, February 22, 2019
Fact Friday: How to be a good creature: a memoir in thirteen animals by Sy Montgomery
How to be a good creature: a memoir in thirteen animals by Sy Montgomery. 200 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September, 2018. 9780544938328. (Review of purchased copy.)
Happy Friday TMS Readers! Fact Friday features How to be a good creature: a memoir in thirteen animals by Sy Montgomery. Close listeners to the student announcements and/ or close readers of the posts in our TMS Reads! group might recognize the author as her books have been featured here on Fact Friday. She goes on research expeditions with working scientists, assists, observes and returns home to write award-winning books about the scientists, their work and the animals they study. She has been an animal lover from childhood and this collection of thirteen essays featuring animals, as well as pets that inspired her is lovely. The stories are illustrated in black and grey-toned folk-style spot art and followed by pages of photographs of most of the animals that inspired Montgomery to be a better creature. Additional backmatter consists of books that have influenced Montgomery as well as a list of her books for both adult and young readers.
Hand How to be a good creature to thoughtful animal lovers, students looking for a unique memoir, or just about anyone. The stories are deeply personal and wonderful.