Don't feed the boy

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No kid knows more about zoo life than Whit. That's because he sleeps, eats and even attends home-school at the Meadowbrook Zoo. It's one of the perks of having a mother who's the zoo director and a father who's the head elephant keeper. Now that he's eleven, Whit feels trapped by the rules and routine of zoo life. With so many exotic animals, it's easy to get overlooked. But when Whit notices a mysterious girl who visits every day to draw the birds, suddenly the zoo becomes much more interesting. Who is the Bird Girl? And why does she come by herself to the zoo? Determined to gain her trust, Whit takes the Bird Girl on his own personal tour of the zoo. He shows her his favorite animals and what happens with them behind the scenes. For Whit, having a friend his own age that he can talk to is an exciting new experience. For Stella the Bird Girl, the zoo and Whit are a necessary escape from her chaotic home life. Together they take risks in order to determine where it is they each belong. But when Stella asks Whit for an important and potentially dangerous favor, Whit discovers how complicated friendship and freedom-- can be.

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Grouping Title don t feed the boy
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subject_facet Contentment -- Fiction, Contentment -- Juvenile fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Family problems -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Home schooling -- Juvenile fiction, Home schooling. -- Fiction, Zoo animals -- Juvenile fiction, Zoo animals. -- Fiction, Zoos -- Fiction, Zoos -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Don't feed the boy
title_full Don't Feed the Boy, Don't feed the boy / Irene Latham ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
title_short Don't feed the boy
topic_facet Contentment, Family problems, Friendship, Home schooling, Juvenile Fiction, Zoo animals, Zoos