Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, [199-?], ©1970
ISBN: 9780684846842
0684846845
Branch Call Number: Fiction Bac
Characteristics: 93 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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frispirit13
Jul 31, 2017

A beautiful, eloquent journey for readers. Richard Bach writes of wonder and hope.

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Venley
Sep 28, 2015

Lots of depth spiritually.

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tatvarth
Sep 27, 2014

An allegory that teaches the essence of spirituality. Reminded me of the philosophies of Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism etc. It kind of represents the school of thought where all religions converge. Very beautiful and simple narration.

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xod_s
May 13, 2014

Nice size and accompanying photographs.It's a nice allegory and really illustrates the pristine experience of flight as can be experienced by an animal that could potentially spend a whole day doing that (like a seagull).Not diffucult to understand and that helps.

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dcreen
Mar 09, 2014

I happened to catch author Richard Bach on a talk show. He was an interesting guest, and I was sparked to read his book.

It's a short book you can read standing up, was hugely popular when it came out in the 70's, and withstands as a fable, inspirational, as you so often hear.

It was never on my list of books to read, but it should have been.

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fred98115
Jul 18, 2013

An allegory. A seagull learns how to fly well beyond what others can do and passes on his knowledge to a disciple. It represents the phases of Christ's life on earth. A slim book that everyone should read.

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astellaphilpott
May 10, 2013

A very powerful book!

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Pie_Lord
Mar 26, 2013

Love it! Very deep and inspirational.

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AA789
Jan 07, 2013

Great book!

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ShniggleShnig
Jan 06, 2013

This is such an amazing story, and deeply inspiring. Definitely a worth-while read for all ages.

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EuphoniaCarstairs
Oct 10, 2013

An allegory of one enlightened individual's spiritual progress through life, as depicted in the person of an anthropomorphized seagull.

EPLPicks_Teen Apr 07, 2010

Scorned by the other seagulls, Jonathan is more concerned with the dynamics of his flight than with gathering food.

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