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Best-selling Alexander McCall Smith tells an ebullient adventure story which will also inspire thinking about in zoos
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2020
Noah and Hatty are thrilled when they discover their Uncle Lofty owns a zoo. But Uncle Lofty is no longer able to look after the animals and has decided he needs to get them back to their own homes. Although he has a boat, he has a boat but he needs helpers! Soon Noah and Hatty, together with their Aunt Smiley who looks after them while their parents do their special work far from home, and a lively group of animals including the very lively Monkey Robertson, are off round the world finding out a lot about animals as they do so!
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Noah Wild and the Floating Zoo by Alexander McCall Smith
It's full-time monkey business on the high seas in this new family adventure from Alexander McCall Smith, the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
Noah can't believe it when he finds out his uncle owns a zoo! But the zoo is closing down, and there are animals who need homes. Before he knows it, Noah and his family are setting sail on a round-the-world trip returning the zoo animals to the places they were born. But when they try to return one very cheeky monkey, they're in for a whole boat-load of trouble!
Praise for Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery;
A racy tale with a positive message that will keep young readers turning the pages - Creative Steps
A heart-warming tale about an ordinary boy performing an extraordinary feat. The super illustrations enhance this charming story - Ed on the Web
Superb! - Books Monthly
Praise for Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer;
A charming and witty story about achieving what you wish for -- Julia Eccleshare - Guardian
Fizzingly illustrated by Kate Hindley, Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer is a tale of bravery rewarded, positively a-thrum with human decency in the face of adversity -- Kitty Empire - Observer
|Publication date:||6th August 2020|
|Author:||Alexander Mccall Smith|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Animals|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Alexander McCall Smith has written more than fifty books, including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children's books. But he is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, published in the US in 2002 and 2003. The first installment, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, received two Booker Judge's Special Recommendations upon its U.K. publication in 1998, and in 2003 received The Saga Wit Award (commonly known as the "silver Booker" for authors over the age of 50). The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now numbers a total of five books (he is working on ...More About Alexander Mccall Smith