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
  • ALA Notable Book, 2008.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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195492
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18350943841
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS134.64
LC item number
.A25 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Diane Ackerman
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The zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman
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The zookeeper's wife : a war story, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780393061727
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007012635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn122291559
  • (OCoLC)122291559

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