The Resource The zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman

The zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman

Label
The zookeeper's wife : a war story
Title
The zookeeper's wife
Title remainder
a war story
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
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.--From publisher description
Title
The zookeeper's wife
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Award/Notable book
  • ALA Notable Book, 2008.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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195492
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
940.53/18350943841
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D804.66.Z33
  • DS134.64
LC item number
  • A25 2008
  • .A25 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Label
The zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Note
Book includes Reading Group guide [5 p.] following the text
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-349) and index
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Contents
  • Author's note
  • Zookeeper's wife
  • Details
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
5021507
Dimensions
21cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393061727
Other physical details
ill.
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5021507
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn227016807
  • (OCoLC)227016807

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