Penguyi was just an ordinary baby penguin... until the piece of ice she landed on sent her spinning into the sea, along with her friends Muja, Anoka and Pena! Penguin-hungry seals and terrible storms await them, as well as some very unlikely friendships. They must learn to face challenges together and brave all kinds of storms to get to shore! But will they? And does their mythical destination even exist? Or will they spend their whole lives floating aimlessly? This thrilling novel will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the very end!
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About the Author
At the age of three, she began learning the alphabet. When she was three and a half, Taban persuaded her mother to sign her up for the KUMON reading program that her older brother was already attending. Taban started reading before turning age four.
Taban enjoys fantasies and therefore creates many fictional characters and stories as a pastime. In grade two, she wrote a series of short stories about a squirrel in French and made copies for her classmates. At the end of grade two, Taban expressed the desire to become homeschooled. She was looking for freedom, creativity and some solitude, something that sitting in a classroom for long periods of time each day and doing as one was told would not provide her with.
After being homeschooled in grade three, Taban returned to the public school system as a part-time student for grades four and five, maintaining her self-directed learning and freedom as well as the advantage of being among other children.
In grade five, she wrote and published her first official book "Cat Life". She also wrote many poems in her other book "A Young Voice". Taban initiated the class newsletter and participated in poem contests across Canada.
Taban is now in grade six and has decided to attend school as a full time student. She is an avid reader with a passion for language and literature. Taban has continued her KUMON math and reading for the past eight years. She is currently working on KUMON reading level L, the last level of the program. Taban enjoys writing stories and poems and creating newsletters as well as playing with and grooming her cats, sketching, and listening to classical music. Taban likes to swim and skate and enjoys nature walks. She is thinking about becoming a teacher and an author when she grows up. Taban has a deep love for animals.
Taban has maintained her connection with the teachers that have influenced her through visits and letters.
She currently lives with her parents, older brother and her family's two adopted cats (the main characters of her first book) in a small, old house.