The Zoo at the Edge of the World

The Zoo at the Edge of the World

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From the author of The Bully Book comes a timeless story about a young boy, his father, and the world that comes between them, which New York Times-bestselling author Peter Lerangis called "magical, mysterious, fresh, original, and full of heart."

Marlin is not slow, or mute; what he is is a stutterer, and that makes it impossible for him to convince people otherwise. What he is also is a Rackham: the younger son of the world-famous explorer Ronan Rackham, the owner and proprietor of the Zoo at the Edge of the World, a resort where the well-to-do from all over the globe can come to experience the last bit of the wild left at the end of the nineteenth century.

In order to impress a powerful duke who comes to visit the zoo, Marlin's father ventures into the jungle and brings back a mysterious black jaguar, the only one in captivity. Everyone is terrified of it, including Marlin--until one night, when the jaguar confers upon him a powerful gift. Soon, Marlin finds himself with a difficult choice to make and, finally, something to say. If only he can figure out how to say it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 233 pages
  • 137 x 193 x 15mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062125176
  • 9780062125170
  • 371,056

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Well-paced action, a complex-but not too complicated-plot, healthy doses of suspense, and a wild, well-developed cast of characters (human and animal) make this an enjoyable page-turner. --School Library Journal"
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From the author of The Bully Book comes an unforgettable journey to the last blank space left on the map.
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701 ratings
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4 38% (265)
3 27% (186)
2 5% (34)
1 1% (9)
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