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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
Title variation
zookeepers wife
Title variation remainder
a war story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Germany invaded Poland, 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 the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' 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 and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, 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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
195492
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.5318350943841
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a war story
Label
The zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Some copies are the movie tie-in edition published in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-349) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393354256
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007012635
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)122291559
Label
The zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Note
Some copies are the movie tie-in edition published in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-349) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393354256
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007012635
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)122291559

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