The Resource The tower, the zoo, and the tortoise, Julia Stuart

The tower, the zoo, and the tortoise, Julia Stuart

Label
The tower, the zoo, and the tortoise
Title
The tower, the zoo, and the tortoise
Statement of responsibility
Julia Stuart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Balthazar Jones lives in the Tower of London with his wife, Hebe, his one-hundred-eighty-one-year-old pet tortoise, and a few eccentric neighbors. Balthazar is a Beefeater. The white-hot flame of his and Hebe's love has dwindled in the few years since their son died. Their marriage is teetering on the brink of extinction, when Balthazar is unexpectedly tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie within the Tower to house the many exotic animals given to the Queen. Life at the Tower is about to get all the more interesting.--From back cover
Member of
Summary
When Balthazar is tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie within the Tower walls to house the many exotic animals gifted to the Queen by foreign dignitaries, life at the Tower gets all the more interesting. Penguins escape, a bearded pig goes missing, giraffes are stolen, the komodo dragon sends innocent people running for their lives, and canaries suffer fainting fits. As he attempts to cope with this four-legged invasion and his marriage continues to crumble, Balthazar must confront the secret he has been harbouring about his son's death if he wants to save his marriage, and his sanity.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
360112
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stuart, Julia
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zoo keepers
  • Tower of London (London, England)
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Animals
  • Marital conflict
Target audience
adult
Label
The tower, the zoo, and the tortoise, Julia Stuart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780385533287
Isbn Type
(hardbk.) :
Lccn
2009046840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)466772168
  • ocn466772168
  • OCoLC
Label
The tower, the zoo, and the tortoise, Julia Stuart
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780385533287
Isbn Type
(hardbk.) :
Lccn
2009046840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)466772168
  • ocn466772168
  • OCoLC

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