The Zookeeper's Wife: Large Print Edition

September 8, 2008|
The Zookeeper's Wife: Large Print Edition by Diane Ackerman
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A New York Times Bestseller, 2008 Orion Book Award winner -- When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw -- and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinski's villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants -- otters, a badger, hyena pups, and lynxes.
Diane Ackerman was born on October 7, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois, and received her B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. Poet, author, educator, adventurer, and naturalist, she tries to bridge science and art in her writing, exploring questions of who we a...
Title:The Zookeeper's Wife: Large Print Edition
Product dimensions:494 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:494 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Published:September 8, 2008
Publisher:Large Print Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781594132964

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