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"The Menagerie (Menagerie, #1)" by Tui T. Sutherland

'The Menagerie (Menagerie, #1)' by Tui T. Sutherland


After his mother disappears, Logan Wilde and his father move to Xanadu, Wyoming -- a small, sleepy town where nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until he discovers feathers on the floor of his room, odd noises coming from inside his closet and a griffin under his bed. Through the griffin he connects with Zoe, a girl who behaves strangely at school and always appears to wear dirty clothes. What secret is she hiding and what other mythical creatures might exist in Xanadu? This fun, intriguing chapter book will be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Reviewed by Sharyn H.

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