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Paperback The Secret Zoo Book

ISBN: 0061987514

ISBN13: 9780061987519

The Secret Zoo

(Book #1 in the The Secret Zoo Series)

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Book Overview

A fast-paced and exciting read for middle grade fantasy, mystery, and animal buffs. Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood--but what are they looking for? Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings


I am a third grade teacher who is still reading this book to my class...and we are ADDICTED to it! It is one of the best books I have read to my class in a long time. The book is filled with descriptive language, suspense, and a lot of action and adventure. My students beg me to read more and more each day. We have had a lot of great discussions and have applied the story to many of our literacy lessons...especially with vocabulary. I can only imagine that with more exposure, this book is going to be a hit. I can even see it becoming a successful movie! We are looking forward to the next book in the series!

A modern-day fantasy adventure packed cover to cover with wide-eyed wonder.

The Secret Zoo is a fantastic novel for young readers about mysterious happenings in the Clarksville City Zoo. Nine-year-old Megan Nowicki has witnessed monkeys scaling the zoo walls, scurrying across rooftops, searching for something unknown. Weeks later, she suddenly disappears - her brother and their best friends know it has something to do with the zoo! To solve the mystery and rescue Megan, they must sneak inside the zoo and uncover an ancient secret, which must be protected from the nefarious Shadow Man at all costs! A modern-day fantasy adventure packed cover to cover with wide-eyed wonder.

Wonderful and spell binding

This was a great read! This adventure series seems like it will be as good as or even better than the Narnia series. I can't wait for the next one! It captured your attention from the beginning to end and is perfect for boys or girls. I ended up buying several more copies as gifts for my nephews and Godchild.

Love this book!

I got this book for my 8 year old daughter with intentions of reading it out loud to her. The trouble is, when she goes to bed or school I find myself reading ahead to see what happens next! This story really pulls you in and makes you want to know what happens next. I'm ready for the next book in this series!

Wonderful book for all ages!!

Although this book is aimed at the 9-12 year old range I can't put it down myself! I bought it as a read-aloud for my children but have gotten so wrapped up in the characters and story line that I haven't gotten around to reading it to my kids yet. If you think the cover is beautiful wait until the experience of the mental pictures the author provides with his detailed and exquisit writing. I can't wait to pick up the book and start the next chapter! A wonderful addition to anyone's household!
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