The zookeeper's wife : a war story

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New York : W.W. Norton, 2008.
First paperback edition
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368 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm


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9780393333060, 039333306X, 9780393061727, 9781439560013, 1439560013, 0393061728, 9781393333060, 1393333060, 9781393333067, 9780393354256, 0393354253
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Level 9.3, 16 Points


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Book includes Reading Group guide [5 p.] following the text.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index.
The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. 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 �Zabi�nski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the �Zabi�nskis' 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, lynxes--and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.--From publisher description.
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Accelerated Reader,Grades 9-12,9.3,16,SD,Quiz 159168,English non-fiction.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Ackerman, D. (2008). The zookeeper's wife: a war story (First paperback edition). W.W. Norton.

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Ackerman, Diane, 1948-. 2008. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story. New York: W.W. Norton.

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Ackerman, Diane, 1948-. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.

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Ackerman, Diane. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story First paperback edition, W.W. Norton, 2008.

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