The Emergency Zoo

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  • Paperback
  • 300
  • The Emergency Zoo
  • Miriam Halahmy
  • English
  • 23 October 2018
  • 1846883970

About the Author: Miriam Halahmy

The Emergency Zoo PDF ´ The Emergency Kindle - emergency pdf, The Emergency epub, The Emergency ZooThe Emergency Zoo eBookI have been writing since childhood and started with poems, stories and diaries I taught myself to play the guitar and wrote songs I have published short and long fiction for children, teens and adults and three poetry collections My cycle of three Young Adult novels, HIDDEN, ILLEGAL and STUFFED are published by Albury Books and are available in both paperback and ebook HIDDEN was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and was Sunday Times Children s The Emergency Kindle - Book of the WeekI also review books, publish articles, I am a writing coach and I appraise manuscripts I work with asylum seekers who want to write their stories through English PENI love reading fiction for all ages, biographies of poets and authors, anything about polar exploration, autobiographies, poetry, history books and anything else which catches my eyeI blog monthly on Awfully Big Blog Adventurehttp awfullybigblogadventuresp and also for The Edgehttp edgeauthors.


The Emergency ZooThe Emergency Zoo PDF ´ The Emergency Kindle - emergency pdf, The Emergency epub, The Emergency ZooThe Emergency Zoo eBookWhen the war comes, who will save the animals It is late AugustBritain is on the brink of war, and preparations are under way to evacuate London s children to the countryside When twelve year old Tilly and her best friend Rosy find out that they will not be able to take their beloved dog and cat with them and that, even worse, their pets will, along with countless other animals, be taken to the vet The Emergency Kindle - to be put down they decide to take action The two girls come up with the idea of hiding them in a derelict hut in the woods and, when other children find out and start bringing their rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters, their secret den turns into an emergency zooInspired by real events during the Second World War, Miriam Halahmy s novel is a touching tale of courage, resourcefulness and camaraderie in desperate times, as well as a stirring defence of animal welfare.

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10 thoughts on “The Emergency Zoo

  1. Shaz Goodwin says:

    Emergency Zoo begins with an idyllic scene It s the 26th August 1939 Rosy and Tilly have made a secret den in an abandoned building in a clearing in the woods They ve been sneaking away since the school holidays began Tilly has her dog Bonny and Rosy her cat Tinkerbell Of course the idyll is shattered when the public information campaign begins Everyday life we see through the eyes of Tilly as she interacts at home with her parents I must admit Emergency Zoo begins with an idyllic scene It s the 26th August 1939 Rosy and Tilly have made a secret den in an abandoned building in a clearing in the woods They ve been sneaking away since the school holidays began Tilly has her dog Bonny and Rosy her cat Tinkerbell Of course the idyll is shattered when the public information campaign begins Everyday life we see through the eyes of Tilly as she interacts at home with her parents I must admit to nostalgia with Sunday School Tilly s dad working in the garden on a Sunday listening to the radio and vinyl being played on the record player not in 1939 though The feeling of being powerless at that age and the emotions of a child being forgotten in the fear of the adults own emotions is portrayed perfectly On 1st September when Germany invades Poland it s very tense in Tilly s home Tilly s view The war s like a fiery dragon or a monster with no face, she thought with a shiver It s going to eat us all up and there ll be nothing left One particular scene that Tilly sees outside the vets which she shouldn t have is disturbing It really brought it home to me that this is what happened For real.The secret den isn t just about the pets that are looked after The children build their own community Tension and conflicts are perfect for the recommended age group Stereotypes are explored as is bullying and tolerance.I thought Miriam Halahmy s writing style was evocative of Enid Blyton I enjoyed the rhythm, the pace and seeing the world from a young person s point of view.The author has created a story that is sensitive but also full of hope It s certainly thought provoking and I can only reiterate that I recommend The Emergency Zoo for all age groups.I would like to thank the publisher s for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review

  2. Whispering Stories says:

    August 1939, and the UK is just a few weeks away from entering the Second World War Whilst the adults are concerned with making sure that their homes are ready, and making blackout curtains, the children haveworrying things to contend with their pets.Up and down the country, owners are destroying their animals, either by their own hands, or taking them to the vets to be put down It was deemed the kindest thing for them The children of the UK disagreed.For twelve year old best friends August 1939, and the UK is just a few weeks away from entering the Second World War Whilst the adults are concerned with making sure that their homes are ready, and making blackout curtains, the children haveworrying things to contend with their pets.Up and down the country, owners are destroying their animals, either by their own hands, or taking them to the vets to be put down It was deemed the kindest thing for them The children of the UK disagreed.For twelve year old best friends Tilly and Rosy, the thought of their beloved pets being put down was too much to bear, on top of them knowing that they are soon to be evacuated, and taken to the countryside, leaving their families behind.The girls come up with a plan to hide their pets in an abandoned shed, just out of town Word quickly gets around the local children, and over the course of the next few days, they have lots of them turning up with their animals, wanted them to be hidden too From dogs and cats, to a parrot and a snake, the children have all gone against their parent s, and brought their animals to a safe haven The Emergency Zoo.Well what can I say This book is superbly written Ms Halahmy has created a beautiful, poignant book that is both captivating and heart warming, and I loved every minute of it.The backdrop to the book mimics real life events that occurred at the start of WWII Hundreds of thousands of pets were killed, as it was thought that the war would be too much for them, and killing them now was the kindest way for them to go.Filled with love, friendship, and the desire to help one another in such a difficult time, the story brings to life the lengths that children will go to for their pets The characters are all wonderfully written, and you can feel their emotions jumping out at you I loved that they were able to pull off such an enormous task without the adults finding out This is pure teamwork and loyalty to one another.This book is a must read It will hold you to the pages and drag you into the story It will make you lose track of time, as you fully emerge yourself in it Time that will be well spent.Reviewed by Stacey at www.whisperingstories.com

  3. Liz Bloom says:

    I really enjoyed this book but at some points I was a bit confused at parts since I think they weren t explained as well overall I enjoy it.

  4. Alix Long says:

    When I was younger I loved reading books about World War Two Private Peaceful, War Horse, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Goodnight Mr Tom just to name a few Therefore it was great to be able to read another middle grade World War Two novel, after having gone through seven years of school and one year of university, knowing a lotabout the history of World War Two than I did when I first read these kind of books The Emergency Zoo is a beautifully written book and I was immediately s When I was younger I loved reading books about World War Two Private Peaceful, War Horse, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Goodnight Mr Tom just to name a few Therefore it was great to be able to read another middle grade World War Two novel, after having gone through seven years of school and one year of university, knowing a lotabout the history of World War Two than I did when I first read these kind of books The Emergency Zoo is a beautifully written book and I was immediately sucked into the story and intricately described world of the characters before the end of the first chapter The writing was accessible for children and yet not patronising, and the dialogue was also incredibly enjoyable to read The story was told through the perspective of the protagonist Tilly, which made for a fantastically told story with the innocence and heart of a child I in particular loved her relationship with her best friend, Rosy Both girls were really well written as courageous, intelligent girls with a fierce sense of dedication and responsibility towards their own pets, and the people around them There was a huge sense of adventure in this book, which added to the historical context the story was set in, which would no doubt make a child who was reading it be interested in learning about the Second World War Along with the fantastically paced, beautifully written story, there were also important issues and themes running through the book When Tilly befriends two Jewish children, who have been sent to England on the Kinder Transport, Tilly not only protects them against bullies as the other children denounce them as not one of us , but also has an important conversation with her parents as they explain to her that the Jews in Germany are treated horrifically and that they are not fighting the war against them, they are fighting the war against Hitler I think that Halahmy did a great job of including vital moral issues into the story, which are such an important part of a child s understanding of World War Two There were so many parts in the book that almost made me well up there was so much heart and emotion included in the story, with the unwavering hopefulness of a child.Overall, I loved The Emergency Zoo and would recommend it to children aged 9 and up I thoroughly enjoyed it as a nineteen year old so there is no reason why you won t

  5. Clare says:

    In the run up to WWII pet owners are advised not to leave their pets unattended If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed Ministry of Home Security 1939 How do children respond to the possible loss of their precious pets Tilly and Rosy found an emergency zoo but, facing evacuation themselves, how can they save their pets Evoking the days leading up to the outbreak of war and their impact on children and also addressing the issue of ani In the run up to WWII pet owners are advised not to leave their pets unattended If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed Ministry of Home Security 1939 How do children respond to the possible loss of their precious pets Tilly and Rosy found an emergency zoo but, facing evacuation themselves, how can they save their pets Evoking the days leading up to the outbreak of war and their impact on children and also addressing the issue of animal welfare, this extraordinarily moving book, inspired by real events, is ideal for children 10 However, it can be equally enjoyed by adults, especially those who remember times when they spent their days outdoors, returning home only for meals

  6. Declan Waters says:

    Disclaimer I got this copy for free through a raffle competitionA great, quick little read valid for grown ups as well as children Set in the days before the outbreak of World War II pets are being put down in preparation for the bombing and rationing Two children try to save their pets from this dreadful fate.Well worth a read, great fun, and glad to have read something outside my normal reading scope.

  7. Lola says:

    I like books from world war II It interests me that I learn about how the kids got evacuated in WW II I learned from the book that everyone loves pets They love them so much they saved them It made me think about how hard it must have been for the kids to leave their families in the evacuation.

  8. Jieqi Xu says:

    The story flows and is a very easy read It exploresthemes than it appears to, and although written rather simply, it feels very genuine How the children interact with the world, one another and the things they believe in, are expressed in a very believable manner.

  9. Jennifer says:

    The Emergency Zoo was an engaging read aloud for the children ages 5 13 Halahmy s historical details were a catalyst for discussions about conditions leading up to and during WWII.

  10. Eleanor Macgregor Mason says:

    I totally overlooked this event in history, eyeopening 0