Synopses & Reviews
The fifth book in the action-packed mystery adventure series The Secret Zoo, about a group of middle school friends who discover a hidden zoo in their very own neighborhood! In book five, Noah and his friends must venture into the forbidden sector of the Secret Zoo.
The evil DeGraff—enemy of the Secret Zoo—is holding Noah's friends captive in the off-limits section of the secret zoo, a never-ending maze of aquariums. The scouts are determined to save their friends, but each tank they travel through takes them farther from safety. Noah, Megan, Richie, and Ella must summon all their courage if they are going to succeed. An entertaining and fast-paced series that's perfect for reluctant readers and will appeal to fans of Dan Gutman, Michael Buckley, and Andrew Clements. School Library Journal says, "Fans of fantasy, animal fiction, and adventure will enjoy this fast-moving story."
Ella, Noah, Richie, and Megan are in trouble—and so is the Secret Zoo.
The Shadowist is back.
The Secret Zoo is under siege. Four of Noah's friends have been taken prisoner by DeGraff himself, and Blizzard the polar bear and Little Bighorn the rhinoceros are also being held captive. To save them, four ordinary children will have to venture deeper into the Secret Zoo than they have ever been before.
They'll learn new skills. They'll encounter new dangers. And they'll discover hidden knowledge they might not be ready for. Do they really want to know every secret of the Secret Zoo?
The fifth book in the fast-paced and imaginative series about four adventurous friends and the secret world hidden in their local zoo. Ella, Noah, Richie, and Megan are in trouble—and so is the Secret Zoo! A captivating series for tween readers praised as "action packed and breathless" by Publishers Weekly
, and "a fast-paced mix of mystery and fantasy" by School Library Journal
The Secret Zoo is an incredible world hidden beneath the regular Clarksville Zoo, where animals and humans peacefully coexist as equals. It is full of marvels. But even in the Secret Zoo, there are dangers . . . and forbidden places. When the scouts' friends are held in the off-limits sector—a never-ending maze of aquariums—Noah, Megan, Richie, and Ella must be at their most courageous. This page-turning mystery and adventure is perfect for reluctant readers!
About the Author
Bryan Chick is the author of the Secret Zoo series. He originally had the idea for the series when he was a nine-year-old and wondered what would happen if zoo exhibits had secret doors that allowed children to go inside . . . and the animals to come outside. Bryan Chick lives with his wife and three children in Clarkston, Michigan.