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The great auk, a novel.

Author: Allan W Eckert
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown [1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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On June 3, 1844 the great auk, a North Atlantic bird resembling the penguin, became extinct when men killed the last two specimens on the island of Eldey off the coast of Iceland. In this story, the author traces the growth of the last leader from hatching to maturity and follows the doomed birds on their last migration.
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Genre/Form: Nature stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eckert, Allan W.
Great auk.
Boston, Little, Brown [1963]
(OCoLC)575504528
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan W Eckert
OCLC Number: 311926
Description: 202 pages map (on lining papers) 21 cm

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On June 3, 1844 the great auk, a North Atlantic bird resembling the penguin, became extinct when men killed the last two specimens on the island of Eldey off the coast of Iceland. In this story, the author traces the growth of the last leader from hatching to maturity and follows the doomed birds on their last migration.

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