Peter, Pamela and Percy in the Big Spill by Linda (Lulu) Fellowes


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This book is based on the true story of the ship the Treasurewhich sank in June 2000 just north of Cape Town causing a huge oil slick that harmed thousands of sea birds. Help came from far and wide in the biggest environmental clean-up operation the world has ever seen – 43 000 penguins were rescued in total. Clean penguins were shipped from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth by truck to swim back to Cape Town to buy time to clean beaches and sea. The whole of South Africa tracked the progress of three rescued penguins, Peter, Pamela and Percy, on their swim back to Cape Town.

Linda (Lulu) was involved in the clean-up operation and loved every second of it. It was great to be able to helpShe always believed it would make a wonderful childrens story. Years later, when she had her son, she put pen to paper. This was her first childrens book


Soft cover, 26 pages

Published: (August 2008)

Book Measures: 25 x 21cm

Age Range: 3 – 7 years


Its a delightful book suitable for three to seven year olds. It will appeal to adults who will enjoy reading it to their children as much as their children will enjoy listening to itBrian Joss, Cape Community Newspapers 

Remarkable story of penguinsepic swim a mustread”  Vivien Horler, Jellybean Journal, Weekend Argus 

This book is just the thing an environmental message, a rhythmic script and really fun graphics. It hits the spot.”  Anna L

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Weight 1.0 kg
Dimensions 25 × 21 cm
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Seven unforgettable tales about love, understanding and conservation. Conservation of endangered species has never been more pressingIn these delightful tales with a strong message, children learn about precious creatures under threat and what makes them special. Each of us, no matter how small, can make a big difference. Join us for these wonderful adventures under African skies.

About the Author:

Linda Fellowes is a storyteller based in Cape Town, with a heart for animals and wanted to write books for a younger audience so that they could understand what was happening to animals. She has tackled the penguins that were hurt in the oil spill, sharks, a crazy baboon named Eric, and her latest offering is Ithemba (meaning hope) the Rhino, to tell about the plight of the rhinoceros that are currently being hunted so viciously in our country. She loves living by the sea. “I love writing books for this age group [between three and seven tears old] because you get to educate both the parent and the child in one go,” Fellowes said.  “Children are sponges at this age and it is wonderful to be able to instil in them a love of conservation and wildlife.”