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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 1240L (What's this?)
  • Library Binding: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (March 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375906304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375906305
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,023,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 5-8–A detailed, beautifully illustrated book. From the close-up photo of a tiger cub on the front cover to the gorgeous, clearly labeled, color and archival photos inside, the volume will grab the attention of browsers and researchers alike. Zoehfeld's narrative is enthusiastic and engaging; chapters cover the major figures, animal and human, responsible for the largely experimental development of the zoo. The highlighted quotes that open each chapter are sometimes vague or seem to be slightly out of context, but they add visual interest to the pages. The volume concludes with a montage of action shots. Wild Lives will be useful to report writers and those interested in how zoos have evolved in the United States.–Rebecca Stine, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Gr. 4-7. Zoehfeld tells the story of the Bronx Zoo, from the preparations for its opening in 1899 to its current efforts in the areas of conservation and education. Along with information on the zoo, she discusses trends in thinking about wildlife, the ethics of removing animals from their habitats for their safety or for public display, and ongoing threats to the existence of many species. By presenting the personal stories, beliefs, and actions of significant individuals in the zoo's history, Zoehfeld makes a strong case for the importance of zoos in developing public awareness of the plight of wild animals and their ecosystems. Appended is a source bibliography of books for adults and children, with bullets indicating those recommended for further reading. The many photos, attractive layout, and use of color contribute to the visual appeal of this informative zoo story. Carolyn Phelan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. CAPONIGRO on March 3, 2013
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I love the Bronx Zoo and this book is soooo interesting. Finding out facts about one of my favorite zoos is very enjoyable. If you love zoos or just this one you will love this book
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More About the Author

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children, including WHAT LIVES IN A SHELL?, an NSTA/CBC "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children," and winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's "Best Children's Book" award; WHAT IS THE WORLD MADE OF?, A Children's Book of the Month Club Main Selection; WHAT'S ALIVE?, also named an AAAS "Best Children's Book"; DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio "Best Book Award"; DINOSAUR PARENTS, DINOSAUR YOUNG, an ALA "Notable Book"; and SECRETS OF THE GARDEN, "a wonderfully informative and enjoyable journey through one family's backyard garden, from spring planting to fall harvest. Covering a dazzling array of topics, the author still manages to hold onto a story line that will draw readers in and allow them to experience both the good and the bad right along with narrator Alice. Sure to become a standard go-to for elementary teachers and gardeners alike, this is bound to spark some backyard explorations." (Kirkus)

Kathleen was a children's book editor for more than ten years before becoming a full-time writer. When she's not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathleen loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing fossils for her local natural history museums.

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