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We Bought a Zoo (Paperback)

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    The remarkable true story of a family who move into a rundown zoo–already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in The Guardian.

    In the market for a house and an adventure, Benjamin Mee moved his family to an unlikely new home......more

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The remarkable true story of a family who move into a rundown zoo–already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in The Guardian.

In the market for a house and an adventure, Benjamin Mee moved his family to an unlikely new home: a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside. Mee had a dream to refurbish the zoo and run it as a family business. His friends and colleagues thought he was crazy.

But in 2006, Mee and his wife with their two children, his brother, and his 76-year-old mother moved into the Dartmoor Wildlife Park. Their extended family now included: Solomon, an African lion and scourge of the local golf course; Zak, the rickety Alpha wolf, a broadly benevolent dictator clinging to power; Ronnie, a Brazilian tapir, easily capable of killing a man, but hopelessly soppy; and Sovereign, a jaguar and would-be ninja, who has devised a long term escape plan and implemented it.

Nothing was easy, given the family’s lack of experience as zookeepers, and what follows is a magical exploration of the mysteries of the animal kingdom, the power of family, and the triumph of hope over tragedy. We Bought a Zoo is a profoundly moving portrait of an unforgettable family living in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Author:
Mee, Benjamin
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
261
Language:
English
Publisher:
Weinstein Books
Publish Date:
09/01/2009
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9781602860957
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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The book is 5.75 inches W x 8.50 inches H x 1.0 inches D. This is considered trade sized. overstockcustomercare1 on May 21, 2012
 
 

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