ONLINE: Bedtime Story w/ the Author: Sy Montgomery "Becoming a Good Creature"

Event date: 
01/22/2021 - 7:00pm

Kids, don your jammies and join us for a Bedtime Story with the author herself! Sy Montgomery reads Becoming a Good Creature, the picturebook adaptation of her memoir, How to Be a Good Creature, based on her decades-long career traveling the world and writing about its animal inhabitants .



National Book Award Finalist and New York Times-bestselling author Sy Montgomery has spent her decades-long career traveling the world and writing about its animal inhabitants. “Part Indiana Jones and part Emily Dickinson” (Boston Globe), Sy now shares her lifetime of experience with a new age group in BECOMING A GOOD CREATURE (9/29/20), a picture book adaptation of her bestselling memoir, How to Be a Good Creature.

Recounting her life in lyrical vignettes about her animal encounters, Sy shares lessons learned from each creature. From a cassowary: wait patiently. From her pet pig, Christopher Hogwood: make your own family. From hyenas: see for yourself. But there are other lessons, too: on finding unexpected teachers, on scientific observation, and on the immense capabilities of our animal friends. With the turn of each beautifully illustrated page, BECOMING A GOOD CREATURE invites readers to look around and contemplate what it means to be good. The world has never needed it more.

BECOMING A GOOD CREATURE is the perfect gift for animal lovers of any age, for baby showers or graduations, for family read-togethers or birthdays. Full of empathy, wonder, compassion, and deep respect for its animal subjects and the readers who love them, this stunning picture book is sure to be a family favorite for years to come.



Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus and the memoir The Good Good Pig, a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, border collie, and flock of chickens. 


Becoming a Good Creature Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358252108
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

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