The zookeeper's wife : a war story
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New York, NY : W.W. Norton, [2007].
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780393061727, 0393061728
Physical Desc
368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 9.3 - AR Pts: 16
Status
Adult Nonfiction (3rd floor)
NF 940.5318 ACKERMA 2007
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Published
New York, NY : W.W. Norton, [2007].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780393061727, 0393061728
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 9.3, 16 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-349) and index.
Description
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 Żabiński began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Żabińskis' 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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ackerman, D. (2007). The zookeeper's wife: a war story (First edition.). W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ackerman, Diane, 1948-. 2007. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story. W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ackerman, Diane, 1948-. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story W.W. Norton, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ackerman, Diane. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story First edition., W.W. Norton, 2007.

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