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The zookeeper's wife

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The zookeeper's wife
Call No: 943.8053 A18z

Call Number943.8053 A18z
Dates©2007
Statement of ResponsibilityDiane Ackerman.
Creators & ContributorsAckerman, Diane (author)
Zabinski, Jan (subject)
Zabinska, Antonina (subject)
Summary"After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these 'guests,' and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became 'The House Under a Crazy Star.'... [N]aturalist and... storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story—sharing Antonina's life as 'the zookeeper's wife,' while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism." —Publisher
Physical Description 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : W. W. Norton
EditionFirst Edition
Notes
  • Orion Book Award, 2008
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 343–349) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2008 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes