The Midnight Zoo – Hartnett, Sonya

<p>The Midnight Zoo</p>

Title

The Midnight Zoo

Author

Hartnett, Sonya

Publisher

Penguin

Published Date

2010

Annotation

Andrej, Tomas and baby sister Wilma survive when their entire family is massacred during World War II. When the children come to a deserted town with a zoo full of starving animals, who are able to talk. the themes of war, freedom and family are explored through magical realism. Both British and American editions include haunting illustrations.

Key Concepts

Family, Loss, Relationships, War

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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