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CBC Showcase:
The Midnight Zoo
Ages 7-12
ISBN: 9780763653392
Price: $16.99
Published by: Candlewick Press

The Midnight Zoo

by Sonya Hartnett

When the Germans attack their Romany encampment during World War II, Andrej and his younger brother, Tomas, flee through a ravaged countryside under cover of darkness, guarding a secret bundle. Their journey leads to a bombed-out town, where the boys discover a hidden wonder: a zoo filled with creatures in need of hope. Like Andrej and Tomas, the animals–wolf and eagle, monkey and bear, lioness and seal, kangaroo and llama– have stories to share and a mission to reclaim their lives.