Zebra Forest

By GEWIRTZ, Adina Rishe

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ISBN
978-0-7636-6041-3 978-0-7636-6568-5
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5–8—It's almost summer and 11-year-old Annie Morgan has a small list of things she hopes to accomplish during her vacation: grow tall, have an adventure, and meet her father. Sadly, the last wish is impossible given her father's death in a brutal fight many years before. Annie and her younger brother, Rew, live with their caring, but mentally unstable, grandmother in the backwoods of Sunshine. The siblings pass the time in the "Zebra Forest" of birches and oaks b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2013

In this novel set during the Iran hostage crisis, eleven-year-old Annie and her brother Rew live with their grandmother near a state prison. Gran doesn't leave home much, sending Annie on errands and having her deal with the "truant lady" who checks up on the kids. One night there is a prison break, and a desperate-seeming man forces his way into the house. The kids are terrified, but Gran is unmoved: the man is her son, Andrew Snow, the children's father, whom they thought to be lon...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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