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The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett

The Midnight Zoo By Sonya Hartnett

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

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A brilliantly told magical story that questions what it means to be free.

The Midnight Zoo Summary

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

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.

The Midnight Zoo Reviews

A heartbreaking, magical story of life and liberty. * The Bookseller *
A moving and original story with timeless relevance. * The Daily Mail *
An exquisitely written, illustrated and produced novel. * The Irish Times *
Alternately lyrical and stark, and it manages to combine adventure with a more thoughtful exploration of the nature of freedom and hope. Offermann's beautiful pencil illustrations at the beginning of each chapter evoke the message at the heart of this book, that though cages come and get you, the determination to endure will win out. * Booklist *
This is storytelling at its best! * National Geographic Kids *
The story ends in a dream-like manner that leaves the reader with a powerful sense of sympathy for the characters * The Use of English (The English Association Journal for Tachers of English) *
There are lessons to be learnt about life in this book. * Teen Titles *

About Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett an the 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.

Additional information

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
Used - Very Good
Walker Books Ltd
Short-listed for Carnegie Medal (Children's) 2012
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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