by Karen B., May 19, 2008 12:41 PM
Gennifer Choldenko is the award-winning author of Al Capone Does My Shirts. Before that book, she wrote this equally fabulous story. Ever feel like a stranger in your own family, like you couldn't possibly be related to them? Ever find people (or animals) who seem to understand you and love you so much better than your own family? Antonia (aka Ant) sure knows what this is like, and she ends up lying ? a lot ? to get through the days. Read this book to find out how a zoo figures prominently in the story, with lions and giraffes and, yes, a death-defying experience (or two).