On holiday in Uruguay, Tom Michell rescues a penguin from an oil slick, only to find that the bird then refuses to leave his side. Tom has little choice but to smuggle his new companion across the border, through customs and into Argentina, where he teaches in a boys' boarding school.
"Juan Salvador", as Tom names the penguin, soon becomes the school rugby team's mascot, the housekeeper's confidant, the host at Tom's parties and the most remarkable swimming coach in … mehrhistory. This pluck penguin transforms the lives of everyone he meets - in particular one young homesick schoolboy. And as for Tom, he discovers a true friend like no other... weniger