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April 19 , 2011

Penguin Island



  • Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron Miller
  • Includes the original illustrations by Frank C. Pape

Featured in Ron Miller’s “The Conquest of Space Book Series.” Anatole France's satiric classic, opens with a Christian missionary monk who accidentally lands on the island and mistakes the native penguins for people and baptizes them. This mistake causes a problem for God who normally only allows people to be baptized, so he resolves it by converting the penguins to people and giving them a soul.
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