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By Gerald Durrell Ralph Thompson Carla Esposito Fuà | Comments: ( 726 ) | Date: ( Oct 23, 2019 )

Molti bambini, intorno ai sei anni, sognano di dedicarsi da grandi ai pi disparati mestieri il poliziotto, il macchinista, il pompiere Gerald Durrell sognava di avere uno zoo Con tenacia, rimase fedele al suo desiderio, finch riusc ad aprire davvero, nell isola di Jersey, un suo zoo, che tuttora in funzione e si pone come primo obiettivo quello di contribuire a salMolti bambini, intorno ai sei anni, sognano di dedicarsi da grandi ai pi disparati mestieri il poliziotto, il macchinista, il pompiere Gerald Durrell sognava di avere uno zoo Con tenacia, rimase fedele al suo desiderio, finch riusc ad aprire davvero, nell isola di Jersey, un suo zoo, che tuttora in funzione e si pone come primo obiettivo quello di contribuire a salvare le specie in pericolo Per Durrell lo zoo cos diventato una forma di vita per lui significa svegliarsi all alba alle voci degli svariati animali, che egli riconosce una per una, e poi passare la giornata affrontando i pi umili e bizzarri problemi, trattando gli animali come propri conviventi, in un rapporto di felice intimit , che Durrell riesce a trasmetterci in tutti i suoi libri, e particolarmente in questo, che alla storia del suo zoo dedicato Le risse del trombettiere Trombi e di due pinguini, la laboriosa uscita di tante tartarughine dal loro uovo, il recupero di un tapiro fuggito, un matrimonio combinato fra gorilla attraverso queste pagine ricche di movimento e di insegnamenti seguiamo Durrell in tutte le vicissitudini della sua vita quotidiana nello zoo di Jersey, vissute e raccontate dallo scienziato e insieme dal bambino che le aveva sognate Storie del mio zoo stato pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1964.

  • Title: Storie del mio zoo
  • Author: Gerald Durrell Ralph Thompson Carla Esposito Fuà
  • ISBN: 9788845905001
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Gerald Durrell Ralph Thompson Carla Esposito Fuà

Gerald Gerry Malcolm Durrell was born in India in 1925 His family settled on Corfu when Durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans and the animals he meets On leaving Corfu he returned to England to work on the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper His adventures there are told with characteristic energy in Beasts in My Belfry A few years later, Durrell began organising his own animal collecting expeditions The first, to the Cameroons, was followed by expeditions to Paraguay, Argentina and Sierra Leone He recounts these experiences in a number of books, including The Drunken Forest Durrell also visited many countries while shooting various television series, including An Amateur Naturalist In 1958 Gerald Durrell realised a lifelong dream when he set up the Jersey Zoological Park, followed a few years later by the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust Rosy is My Relative, his first novel, was published in 1968 Whether in a factual account of an expedition or a work of non fiction, Gerald Durrell s style is exuberant, passionate and acutely observed Gerald Durrell died in 1995.

Comments Storie del mio zoo

  • Caroline

    Durrell is a self-deprecating, kindly and often hilarious writer, whose love for animals shines throughout this book. The book is dated though. Would conscientious zoo owners now buy from disreputable animal dealers, or try and raise money on the sort of flying-by-the-seat-of-his-pants basis that he did? I also wondered about the size of the cages in his zoo and levels of stimulation provided for the animals. I felt he would have explored these issues were they important to him, but they were ba [...]

  • pinknantucket

    I’ve always known about the existence of Gerald Durrell and had the impression that there was much to recommend him, but never got around to reading one of his books. A lifelong animal freak, this book is about the zoo he set up on the grounds of an old manor house (Jersey Zoological Park) in the Channel Islands, with the help of his wife, his mum, his staff and many very tolerant neighbours.While by no means a work that puts any strain on the old brain cells, the book is nonetheless very enjo [...]

  • Preethi

    I'd say that reading Durell is a pure joy. Him narrating am otherwise serious issue like a snake in your bedroom also makes you laugh because of his exceptional story telling skills. Now imagine him talking about animals, and his zoo and how he acquired each animal and the escapades of those animals. I chuckled and laughed out loud in many places and thoroughly enjoyed the book!

  • Tegan Boundy

    very amusing and entertaining. will definitely be reading more of his books.

  • Amanda

    Like all of Gerald Durrell's books that I have read, this was a fun and fast read. I love reading his stories about his animal experiences. You always learn something new that any animal lover out there, will enjoy learning about. This book talks about some of the animals that have made some lasting memories for Gerald during the first five years of his zoo, that he opened up on the Island of Jersey. There are some hilarious stories about animals escaping from their cages to some heart warming s [...]

  • Louise

    It has been years since I've read anything by Durrell, and this book has brought back the enjoyment I had when I was a teenager and reading such gems as Birds, Beasts, and Relatives - which sadly I have lost from my shelves. In Menagerie Manor, Durrell recounts the efforts, good times, and bad times, experienced while setting up his Zoo in Jersey. The tale of the escaped tapir amused me considerably - as it is an event that I could picture my family being involved in. The plight of the two baby [...]

  • Ensiform

    More of Durrell’s tales about animals, this time centered around the zoo in Jersey. Acquiring and caring for animals gives more charming, informative and sometimes strikingly funny episodes. Durrell’s prose style is as usual chronologically vague, with little structure --- the book is really just a series of vignettes. Durrell’s fatuous personality comes through again, but not so much, and his trials and errors with the care of animals are understandable, considering his position as a pion [...]

  • Kate

    Having grown up on Gerald Durrell's books, it was an absolute delight to re-read Menagerie Manor - I think, for the third or fourth time. A series of often hysterical anecdotes from the first few years in the life of Durrell's Jersey zoo, the pages trip through the fingers, many of them adorned with wonderful drawings. Durrell himself is as fascinating as his stories although, fifty years on, it's inevitable parts have dated. Nevertheless, a joy from start to finish. I'm so pleased Bello books h [...]

  • Christopher Conn

    Durrell writes about the zoo he established on the isle of Jersey in the Channel Islands in an old manor house. This book is more about what it's like to run a zoo and he tells a lot of interesting (and sometimes funny) stories. Over time he turned his zoo into a wildlife preserve for protecting and breeding rare animals and established a wildlife conservation organization that is still active today. An interesting book for Durrell fans and animal lovers.

  • Pam

    Although the stories of the animals are appalling by today's standards, Gerald Durrell is still an amazing storyteller with his heart in the right place. Durrell and his family open a zoo on the Jersey Island where they are committed to procuring endangered species and (hopefully) breeding them into non-extinction. Animals are adorable, humans are clueless and all works out well in the end.

  • Heather

    Another fast and thoroughly enjoyable read by Durrell. This chronicles his establishment of his Jersey Zoo in 1959 for the purpose of conserving endangered animals. His storytelling is humorous as well as informational.

  • Ramona Springer

    EndearingDurrell has tales to tell about his animals and tells them in a most descriptive way. This is the second of his books which I have read.

  • Sarah Brown

    Really enjoyed this, probability enhanced by reading it while staying at Jersey Zoo. The zoo has pictures of all the characters, including a picture of Trumpy.

  • Katie

    I really enjoyed this book. It was very funny and full of lovely animal stories from a very knowledgeable man.

  • Sharon Stine

    WONDERFUL I want to travel to Jersey and the Zoo.

  • Vandana

    This was a good book. I read My Family and Other Animals in High school and loved it. I think Mr. Durrell could write about absolutely anything and make it interesting and amusing.

  • Cath Ennis

    Very dated, obviously, but quite charming

  • Jyoti

    It was a funny book -- quite a lot like Durrell's My Family and other Animals -- except this one was written when Durrell was married and possibly in his 50s. It provided an account of setting up of the Jersey Zoological Park in the UK and more specifically, how he acquired various animals and got them used to the life in a zoo. Many animals were apes and primates and expressive but many were also reptiles so unsocial. He mentioned that he had a particular liking for snakes and reptiles -- creat [...]

  • Ercsi91

    This is one of those books that can't be read in a quite place.Advice for those who want to read this in the future -don't read it if you're in a library. Don't read it at one a.m when you're supposed to be in bed. Don't read it in the computer lab during class.Cause if you burst out in laugh blame it on the writer. It happened to me a few times XDThis book tells the story if you have a zoo what are your duties and more important how can u manage to survive being not to became crazy XD Mr. Durre [...]

  • Rebecca

    I wanted to like this book. I really did. And I'm sure that the author means well, and I know that it was written a long time ago and that veterinary medicine, conservation, and animal science have progressed significantly since then. And yet.The author just comes across as a condescending, entitled, thoughtless person. And while he loves the animals, he seems to lack any respect for them, repeatedly referring to them as ugly and stupid, and talking about how, when they're difficult, he wants to [...]

  • Matthew Kingston

    I decided to read this book because my dad had read another book from this series to me when i was young and i really enjoyed it. I have also read others of the series and thought this one would be just as good as the rest. This book covers my autobiography square on my bingo board. We have inherited an incredibly beautiful and complex garden, but the trouble is that we have been appallingly bad gardeners. I was learning the whole way through this book, it is filled with many different animal pe [...]

  • Deon Stonehouse

    This is the 3rd of his books discussed in Travel Essay Book Club. From an early age Durrell was fascinated with nature. He grew up (although it is amazing he survived childhood) to be a leading conservationist and the founder of a zoo on the Isle of Jersey. His love of the animal kingdom caused all kinds of havoc in family life and in his zoo. Durrell is an amazing man; he brought passion and care to saving endangered species and trying to give zoo animals more dignified and enriched lives. He i [...]

  • Zuza

    Skvělá, vtipná a milá knížka. Durrella omrzelo chytat a vozit zvířata do zoologických zahrad, proto se rozhodl pořídit si zoo vlastní. Místo aby si ale nejprve pořídil prostory a až pak zvířata, rozhodl se pro opačný postup. Kterak shání a loví zvířata se můžete dočíst v předchozí knize Zoo v kufru (není ale nutné číst to ve správném pořadí). V Zoo na zámku tedy už má zvířata a konečně se mu podaří sehnat i prostory, takže příhody jsou ve větš [...]

  • Tracy Terry

    First published in 1964 so a much earlier book than The Aye-Aye And I. Unlike many of his previous books which chronicled his adventures 'collecting' animals Menagerie Manor deals with his Jersey zoo and its occupants. Overturning the stereotype of a zoo as a place of captivity in which animals are kept in appalling conditions, a zoo ahead of its time. Whilst for me this doesn't begin to compare with his earliest books it is still full of a wit and a wonderful attention to detail, made even bett [...]

  • Robert

    This picks up from where a Zoo in my Luggage left off.Durrel now has a zoo in his backyard and is desperately finding a place to build a zoo. The book details his anecdotes with animals trying to cope in a domestic situation - again chimps and baby gorillas in a house do make fascinating reading to finally finding a spot on the Jersey islands in order to build his zoo and conservation unit and yet still having to keep a good number of the animals near the Jersey Manor, which causes chaos.Like al [...]

  • Shenek

    One day we were in the DC zoo and started talking with a dad at the kids playground. Turns out he and his wife are both veterinarians and his wife works for the zoo. We ended up discussing James Herriot and how much we love his books. Then he suggested books by Gerald Durrell. My husband and I were excited to give him a try. Unfortunately, we were both disappointed. Obviously we were expecting too much. I wanted the heart warming personality and personable anecdotes of Herriot. Durrell provides [...]

  • James M.

    A delightful account of Durrell's establishment of a zoo, and wildlife preserve on the Isle of Jersey in the British Channel. Durrell weaves a plea for animals on the verge of extinction with tales of the antics of animals at his amazing shelter/home, for the captured, and often unwanted or abused creatures. It is a fun book, told with intimacy and affection for his wards of exotic mammals, birds and reptiles. I have a wide knowledge of wildlife, but still, Gerald introduces me ones unfamiliar, [...]

  • Joan

    This is an account of how Gerald opened up what became the Durrell Trust, a leading zoo which focused on endangered animals close to becoming extinct. However, that was not necessarily true with the animals that originated the zoo. Many were not endangered, but all seemed to have had fascinating personalities! As usual, Gerald was unable to write anything but a hilarious book, even if there was a purpose to this book. He needed funds to keep the zoo going and this was the only way he had of rais [...]

  • Christine Busuttil

    An interesting short read from the very witty and entertaining Gerald DurrellA very different read to the Corfu trilogy which I love This book is less colourful but very informative as it was written later on in his life about establishing his zooI must admit to feeling very sad when he describes having to force feed some poor unhappy creatures It did make me think about the whole issue of keeping animals in captivity.

  • Christine Ottaway

    Gerald Durrell had a real talent in describing animals and their situations in a colourful and amusing way. The book is very dated now and I am not at all sure what conservationists would think nowadays about feeding apes on chocolate biscuits to get them to behave or greenly habituating animals. All a bit different now. Nevertheless this book makes an entertaining read with a few chuckles and Gerald Durrell has certainly left an impressive legacy.

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