What's New? the Zoo! (Hardcover)

A Zippy History of Zoos

By Kathleen Krull, Marcellus Hall (Illustrator)

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545135719, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2014

List Price: 17.99*
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Did you know . . .
* The first zoo was established forty-three hundred years ago in what is now Iraq?
* Aztec King Moctezuma II had such an incredible collection of animals that it took six hundred men and women to care for them?
* Children across Great Britain wrote to Queen Victoria when Jumbo the elephant was sold away from the London Zoo?
* Fifty buffalo passed through Grand Central Station in 1907 on their way to the Bronx Zoo?
* Zoos now play a crucial role in animal conservation?
Kathleen Krull and Marcellus Hall bring witty insight, jazzy style, and a globe-trotting eye to our millennia-long history of keeping animals -- and the ways animals have changed us in turn.

About the Author

PW says that Kathleen Krull "knows exactly how to captivate her audience" by combining historical particulars with "amusing anecdotes that put flesh and blood on dry literary bones." Her subjects range from music to science to sports, but her books are consistently smart and incredible fun to read. She lives in San Diego, California. Marcellus Hall has illustrated seven children's books, including EVERYONE SLEEPS, which he also wrote. His artwork has appeared on the cover of the NEW YORKER and in many other publications. He plays music and draws in New York City. Please visit his website at www.marcellushall.com.