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The Resource The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman

The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman

Label
The zookeeper's wife
Title
The zookeeper's wife
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Title variation
zookeepers wife
Title variation remainder
a war story
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw -- and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Żabiński began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Żabińskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants -- otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes -- and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her
Summary
Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2008.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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195492
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18350943841
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a war story
Label
The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw -- and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts...
Control code
ocn122291559
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393061727
Lccn
2007012635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122291559
Label
The zookeeper's wife, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw -- and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts...
Control code
ocn122291559
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393061727
Lccn
2007012635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122291559

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