Don't Feed the Boy

Author:   Irene Latham ,  Stephanie Graegin
Publisher:   St. Martin's Press
ISBN:  

9781250044280


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   24 June 2014
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Format:   Paperback
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No kid knows more about zoo life than Whit. That's because he sleeps, eats, and even attends home-school at the Meadowbrook Zoo. It's one of the perks of having a mother who's the zoo director and a father who's the head elephant keeper. Now that he's eleven, Whit feels trapped by the rules and routine of zoo life. With so many exotic animals, it's easy to get overlooked. But when Whit notices a mysterious girl who visits every day to draw the birds, suddenly the zoo becomes much more interesting. Who is the Bird Girl? And why does she come by herself to the zoo? Determined to gain her trust, Whit takes the Bird Girl on his own personal tour of the zoo. He shows her his favorite animals and what happens with them behind the scenes. For Whit, having a friend his own age that he can talk to is an exciting new experience. For Stella the Bird Girl, the zoo and Whit are a necessary escape from her chaotic home life. Together they take risks in order to determine where it is they each belong. But when Stella asks Whit for an important and potentially dangerous favor, Whit discovers how complicated friendship--and freedom--can be, in Irene Latham's Don't Feed the Boy.

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Author:   Irene Latham ,  Stephanie Graegin
Publisher:   St. Martin's Press
Imprint:   St. Martin's Press
Dimensions:   Width: 12.70cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 20.10cm
Weight:   0.318kg
ISBN:  

9781250044280


ISBN 10:   1250044286
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   24 June 2014
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Don't Feed the Boy is a delightfully satisfying blend of action and emotion, tension and heart. Everyone should have a best friend like Whit. --Kathryn Erskine, National Book Award-winning author of Mockingbird Feed this to animal fans. -- Kirkus Reviews This is solid storytelling. -- School Library Journal


Author Information

Irene Latham is a poet and novelist who lives and writes in Birmingham, Alabama. Her debut novel Leaving Gee's Bend was named a Bank Street College Best Book, a SIBA finalist, a Crystal Kite Finalist and ALLA's Children's Book of the Year. As a child she dreamed of being a zoo veterinarian and even trained as a teenage zoo volunteer. All it took was observing one surgery to convince her that perhaps she'd better just write about the animals instead. Stephanie Graegin received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. Stephanie lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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