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How to be a Good Creature
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Researching films, articles, and over twenty books, Sy Montgomery has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, three honorary degrees, and many other awards.

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"How to Be a Good Creature should be required reading. A superbly crafted memoir, this book brims with wonder, empathy, and emotion. It stands as a vivid reminder of the deep and necessary connection we share with all living things."--Nick Jans, author of A Wolf Called Romeo

"How to Be a Good Creature is one of the most moving books I have ever read. Sy Montgomery's open honesty about her life allows her to find guidance from the unlikeliest creatures, and in their own ways these animals speak with the same spiritual purity as she speaks to us in this breathtaking work."--Bob Tarte, author of Enslaved by Ducks

"I don't know anyone whose animal empathies and scientific bona fides I admire more than Montgomery's--from the curiosity she holds for a tarantula to the tender longing she has for an octopus. Told with characteristic humility and gorgeous language, How to Be a Good Creature is a remarkable achievement."--Eliot Schrefer, author of Endangered, a National Book Award finalist

"A truly beautiful book about life, family, loss, and love."--Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

"How to Be a Good Creature is a rare jewel, full of empathy and the profound wisdom Sy has received from animals she has loved over her extraordinary lifetime. This sweet book is a triumphant masterpiece that I'm recommending to everyone."--Stacey O'Brien, author of Wesley the Owl

"This is a beautiful book--essential reading for anyone who loves animals and knows how much they can teach us about being human."--Gwen Cooper, author of Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder

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