We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals that Changed Their Lives Forever

We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals that Changed Their Lives Forever

by Benjamin Mee

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Overview

When Benjamin Mee decided to uproot his family and move them to an unlikely new home—a dilapidated zoo where more than 200 exotic animals would be their new neighbors—his friends and colleagues thought he was crazy. Mee’s dream was to refurbish the zoo and run it as a family business. The grand reopening was scheduled for spring, but there was much work to be done and none of it easy for the novice zookeepers. Tigers broke loose, money was tight, the staff grew skeptical, and family tensions reached a boiling point.

Then tragedy struck. Katherine, Ben’s wife, had a recurrence of a brain tumor, forcing Benjamin and his two young children to face the heartbreak of illness and the devastating loss of a wife and mother. But inspired by the memory of Katherine and the healing power of the incredible family of animals they had grown to love; Benjamin and his kids resolved to move forward, and today the zoo is a thriving success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602861572
Publisher: Weinstein Books
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Edition description: Media tie-in, Movie tie-in
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,232,963
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Mee, a former newspaper columnist, is known for his humorous Do It Yourself column in the UK’s Guardian Weekend. In 2005 he published a collection of these articles in a volume entitled The Call of DIY: A Toolkit of Practical Wisdom. He holds a degree in psychology and spends his time studying animal behavior.

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We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals that Changed Their Lives Forever 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
xomehbabyxo More than 1 year ago
I haven't seen the movie, but I think the book is pretty good. I see that other reviewers say it was confusing, or that the movie made it more understandable--if that's a word--but I think the book is only confusing if you don't know what it's talking about. I understood a lot of it, and I was pretty moved by it, but that may be just because I'm an animal lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish I would have read book before seeing movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago