The Secret Zoo

by Bryan Chick

On Sale: 06/01/2010

The Secret Zoo

by Bryan Chick

On Sale: 06/01/2010

Format:

About the Book

A fast-paced and exciting read for middle grade fantasy, mystery, and animal buffs. Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for?

Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed...

The author originally had the idea for The Secret Zoo when he was nine and wondered what would happen if zoo exhibits had secret doors that allowed kids to go inside—and the animals to come outside. He brings that sense of adventure and excitement to this story, making it a favorite for home and classroom reading along with such middle grade fantasy favorites as The One and Only Ivan.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“A fast-paced mix of mystery and fantasy…It promises to be the beginning of a popular series.” - School Library Journal

“An action-packed and breathless story about teamwork . . . the story should appeal both to animal-lovers and a broader audience.” - Publishers Weekly

Resources

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061987502
  • ISBN 10: 0061987506
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 06/01/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Zoos
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories

The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.

SELECT:

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.