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The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett, Andrea Offermann

Walker Books Ltd
Paperback / softback 208 pages

ISBN:
9781406329384
Size:
198 x 129 x 15mm
Published:
5th May 2011
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Interest age: from c 12 years
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Overview

A brilliantly told magical story that questions what it means to be free.World War II, Eastern Europe: Tomas and his younger brother, Andrej, have fled their Romany encampment which has been besieged by the Germans; they carry Wilma, their baby sister, in a sack. In an abandoned, bombed-out town, the children discover a zoo. In it are a wolf and an eagle, a monkey, bear, lioness, seal, chamois and llama. The animals tell their stories to the children as they try to begin to understand what has become of their lives and, when they try to figure out a way to release the animals, what it means to be free.

Author

Sonya Hartnett is an internationally acclaimed author of many award-winning novels. She was the 2008 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature, the world's largest prize for children's and youth literature. This is her seventh novel for Walker Books and Candlewick Press. Sonya lives in Melbourne, Australia. Visit her website at www.sonyahartnett.com.au

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