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Saving the Baghdad Zoo

Saving the Baghdad Zoo

Fall 2010 Non-Fiction
Ages: 8 - 8 yrs.
Author: William Summer
Author: Kelly Milner Halls
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061772023
Hardcover Price: $17.99

After the bombing of Iraq, the animals remaining in the Baghdad Zoo (thirty-two of the original 600) were in dire straits. "There is a zoo in al-Zawra Park, "Captain Sumner's commanding officer, Colonel William Sollenburger, said, "Why don't you go and check it out?"

In April of 2003, the thirsty, starving, and missing animals began receiving surprising and significant help from Captain William Sumner of the U.S. Army 354th Civil Affairs Brigade. This book chronicles the heroic efforts by Sumner's international team of caring citizens, dedicated soldiers and professionals that saved many of the magnificent animals of the Bagdad Zoo. With photographs and informational sidebars, we learn the story of a truly remarkable and fascinating rescue.

Kemie Nix   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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