Hilary Mckay - Zoo In The Attic - Hachette Children's Group

Zoo In The Attic

Book 1

By Hilary Mckay

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  • £3.99

Anything can happen at Paradise House and normally does! This delightful series of six stories about three riotous children and their madcap adventures is written by award-winning author, Hilary McKay.

Danny is mad about animals and wants a sheepdog for his birthday. But instead he gets a goldfish called Oscar. This inspires him to set up his own zoo - in the attic above his flat - a plan that proves to have it's own problems!

Biographical Notes

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children`s award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize, whilst Saffy`s Angel, the first in the Casson Family series, won the Whitbread Award, for which the third book Permanent Rose was also shortlisted.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340970249
  • Publication date: 02 Jul 2009
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Irresistible fun, excellent writing. — Jan Mark
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Hilary Mckay
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