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How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied (My Life Is a Zoo #1)

Jess Keating


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Age Level: 9 and up Grade Level: 4 to 7

From surviving middle school to feeling like a misfit, Ana Wright tackles it all in How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes are Untied. This heartwarming, coming of age story is the perfect summer reading book for middle school girls

Ana Wright's social life is officially on the endangered list: she lives in a zoo (umm, elephant droppings ?), her best friend lives on the other side of the world, and the Sneerers are making junior high miserable. All Ana wants is to fade into the background.

Yeah, that's not going to happen.

Creature File for Ana Wright:
Species Name: Anaphyta Normalis
Kingdom: The Zoo, Junior High
Phylum: Girls Whose Best Friend Just Moved To New Zealand; Girls Who Are Forced To Live In A Zoo With Their Weirdo Parents And Twin Brother
Weight: Classified
Feeds On: Daydreams about Zackardia Perfecticus and wish cupcakes
Life Span: Soon to become extinct due to social awkwardness

A 2015 Georgia Children's Book Award Winner
A 2015 Children's Choices Reading List Title
A 2015 Red Maple Award Nominee

A fun-filled, pitch-perfect book...An amusing, highly readable book about the perils of being 12 in a snake-eat-snake world.--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review.

Sourcebooks Young Readers, 9781402297557, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2014