Warriors B2G1 Free

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Q&A | May 20, 2015

    Michael Perry: IMG Powell's Q&A: Michael Perry

    Describe your latest book. On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harley Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there illuminated in the straw a... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Jesus Cow

      Michael Perry 9780062289919

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
4 Beaverton Nature Studies- Natural History
2 Burnside Nature Studies- General
1 Hawthorne Nature Studies- General
2 Local Warehouse Nature Studies- General

My Family and Other Animals


My Family and Other Animals Cover

ISBN13: 9780142004418
ISBN10: 0142004413
Condition: Standard
All Product Details


What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 4 comments:

searomaa, October 25, 2014 (view all comments by searomaa)
This is a great, laugh out loud read. From the animal antics to his eccentric family members and neighbors, I highly recommend this for a good laugh.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
boehnlei, October 31, 2011 (view all comments by boehnlei)
I loved Durrell's description in this novel of living on an island in Greece with his crazy family! He loved the natural world as a child and grew up to found zoos abroad so his attention to detail and his wonderment about the world was very contagious, as was his sparkling writing style. Durrell's narrative voice is hilarious even though it was written about his childhood in the 1950s. His family is crazy!!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)
windybear, December 4, 2010 (view all comments by windybear)
One of my favorite books of all time. There's a reason it's still in print after nearly fifty years. Read it first when I was twelve years old and reread it every couple of years. Alternates beautiful lyrical descriptions of nature with hilarious passages about eccentric family. Have given away at least a dozen copies. Book is a real treasure.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 7 readers found this comment helpful)
Fritzy, March 29, 2006 (view all comments by Fritzy)
Hands down the best summer reading ever. If you've ever spent time face down in the grass observing the microcosm in your front lawn you will appreciate Durrell's writing. This book brings the best of nature writing and wacky family memoirs together. Think of David Sedaris in the 1920's with a butterfly net. The book follows percocious Gerry as he roams freely on a small Greek island exploring everything from miniature scorpions to sea horses to the local eccentrics. It is this free childhood that causes Durrell to go on to be come a famous naturalist and the stories he tells about his family's time in a crumbling Greek villa are high comedy. Laced between the tales of life with a sulking adolescent sister, snakes in the bathtub, magpies at tea, a brother obsessed with English shooting and the quirky local customs are beautiful descriptions of the Greek countryside and all manner of sea and land life. It gives you a glimpse into one boy's endless summer of traipsing over the hills and beaches with collecting jars and buckets and the thoroughly enjoyable story of his outlandish family. Be sure to also check out the sequel, "Birds Beasts & Relatives" and Durrell's other adventures which range from Australia to Africa.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(20 of 32 readers found this comment helpful)
 1-4 of 4

Product Details

Durrell, Gerald Malcolm
Penguin Books
Durrell, Gerald Malcolm
Durrell, Gerald
Durrell, Gerald Malcolm
Description and travel
Europe - Greece
Natural history
Personal Memoirs
Scientists - General
General Travel
Natural history -- Greece -- Corfu Island.
Corfu island (greece)
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Classic, Nature, Penguin
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
7.92x5.06x.53 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Travels in the Greater Yellowstone New Trade Paper $21.99
  2. The mountains of California Used Hardcover $6.95
  3. The Best of James Herriot
    Used Hardcover $10.95
  4. Return to Wild America: A Yearlong... Used Hardcover $9.95
  5. James Herriot: All Creatures Great... Used Hardcover $8.50
  6. The Remarkable Baobab New Hardcover $19.95

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Science and Technology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Natural History » General
Travel » General

My Family and Other Animals Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142004418 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This autobiographical work takes place on the island of Corfu when Durrell was a boy. He was pretty much a wild English boy who ended up with a lot of time on his hands, a lot of rugged land to explore, and as a result, a lot of critter friends the likes of which you wouldn't find at your local pet store. A love of animals and nature is a constant throughout this book and others by Durrell. This amazing man later founded his own zoo and hosted a T.V. wildlife program that ran internationally. If you like this book, the other titles to look out for are Birds, Beasts, and Relatives and Fauna and Family, both of which cover the Durrell family's stay on Corfu.

  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.