How to be a good creature a memoir in thirteen animals / by Sy Montgomery.

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    • Publication Information:
      Unabridged.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals, Sy's friends, and the truths revealed by their grace.
    • Notes:
      Read by the author.
    • Notes:
      Title from web page.
      Compact discs.
    • ISBN:
      9781684414123
      1684414121
    • Accession Number:
      on1049990636
      1049990636
    • Accession Number:
      fay.584056
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MONTGOMERY, S. How to be a good creature. a memoir in thirteen animals. [s. l.]: HighBridge Audio, 2018. ISBN 9781684414123. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584056. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Montgomery S. How to Be a Good Creature. a Memoir in Thirteen Animals. HighBridge Audio; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584056. Accessed December 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Montgomery, S. (2018). How to be a good creature. a memoir in thirteen animals. HighBridge Audio. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584056
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Montgomery, Sy. 2018. How to Be a Good Creature. a Memoir in Thirteen Animals. HighBridge Audio. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584056.
    • Harvard:
      Montgomery, S. (2018) How to be a good creature. a memoir in thirteen animals. HighBridge Audio. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584056 (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Montgomery, S 2018, How to be a good creature. a memoir in thirteen animals, HighBridge Audio, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Montgomery, Sy. How to Be a Good Creature. a Memoir in Thirteen Animals. HighBridge Audio, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584056.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Montgomery, Sy. How to Be a Good Creature. a Memoir in Thirteen Animals. HighBridge Audio, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584056.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Montgomery S. How to be a good creature. a memoir in thirteen animals [Internet]. HighBridge Audio; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.584056

Reviews

Booklist Reviews - Audio And Video Online Reviews 1991-2018

The driving message of this memoir is that a life filled with animals is one greatly enriched. The author recounts some of the animals that have filled her life, from octopuses to pigs to tarantulas to dogs, and the lessons and love she gained from them in encounters both in the home and out in the wild. Montgomery's own narration conveys the love, the loss, and the awe at discovering connections with each creature she encounters. This is an amazing listening experience, rich with an emotion-laden narration from the author herself, and appropriate for everyone from older kids to adults. Also give this to someone who has experienced the loss of a pet, when they are ready, as much of this title explores how animals come into and depart from our lives. Grades 6-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2

The driving message of this memoir is that a life filled with animals is one greatly enriched. The author recounts some of the animals that have filled her life, from octopuses to pigs to tarantulas to dogs, and the lessons and love she gained from them in encounters both in the home and out in the wild. Montgomery?s own narration conveys the love, the loss, and the awe at discovering connections with each creature she encounters. This is an amazing listening experience, rich with an emotion-laden narration from the author herself, and appropriate for everyone from older kids to adults. Also give this to someone who has experienced the loss of a pet, when they are ready, as much of this title explores how animals come into and depart from our lives. Grades 6-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 February #1

Sharing the premise that animals can and do teach humans the good creature behaviors of living life with grace, humor, love, empathy, forgiveness and compassion, naturalist and science writer Montgomery (The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness) combines animal science with her belief that humans can and do learn from animals. Sharing memories of 13 of her nonhuman friends, including an octopus, a tarantula, dogs, emus, and hens, Montgomery reflects upon their personalities, describes their communication behaviors with animals and humans, ways they protect their young, and how a tarantula chews its food. Presenting an accessible discussion of animal survival, emotions, trainability, and animal-human bonding, Montgomery exudes the wonder, empathy, and emotions she experiences as she studies her pals living their lives and in the process learns to live her own life as a "good creature." Well read by the author. VERDICT This title will fascinate both animal lovers and those interested in animal science.—Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.