Book: Peter Perdido Finds His Way



Peter Perdido is a children’s story that chronicles the adventure of Peter the penguin, a visitor to Guatemala that relies on the Guatemalan animal friends he meets to help him find his way and carry out his mission. Each animal (quetzal, monkey, frog, jaguar, and iguana) teaches positive character traits or a moral values as well as helps Peter in the process.  Peter also meets and learns from a couple of humans that share with him the culture and tales of Guatemala.

In this wonderful story that closely resembles the author’s inaugural service project in Guatemala, Peter learns about friendship, using your talents, believing in yourself, helping others, appreciating beauty, respecting elders, being an effective leader, and celebrating cultural diversity!

Story narrative is shown in four languages:  Spanish, English, K’iche’ and Kaqchikel.