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by Benjamin Mee

eBook 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 epub
  • ISBN: 1602860955
  • Author: Benjamin Mee
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Biological Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Weinstein Books; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • ePUB size: 1638 kb
  • FB2 size 1759 kb
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We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Broken-Down Zoo, and the 200 Animals That Changed a Family Forever by Benjamin Mee (5-Feb-2009) Paperback. each time almost forcing a "code red" situation. Oh, and by the way, the main character's wife dies of a brain tumor in the middle of all of this. as a sort of side note.

7: The Animals Are Taking Over the Zoo. 8: Spending the Money. 9: Opening Day. Epilogue.

No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of the Publisher. 7: The Animals Are Taking Over the Zoo. Mum and I arrived as the new owners of Dartmoor Wildlife Park in Devon for the first time at around six o’clock on the evening of 20 October 2006, and stepped out of the car to the sound of wolves howling in the misty darkness.

We Bought a Zoo book. Benjamin Mee is a journalist, with a talent for making what must have been a traumatic and nerve-racking experience sound both entertaining and poignant

We Bought a Zoo book. Benjamin Mee is a journalist, with a talent for making what must have been a traumatic and nerve-racking experience sound both entertaining and poignant. There are about two hundred animals now in his care, in the revamped Dartmoor This is the story of one man's dream, and how he achieved it. But it is no fairy story, although there is a happy ending of sorts.

Unfortunately the "Amazing True Story" part is said without irony. Within the first dozen pages, the first 'elephant in the room' one encounters is a deeply personal loss experienced by the author and his family and because of that I had trouble dealing with this book AND its subtitle. The author's priorities, to be generous, appear confused.

We Bought a Zoo is about one young family, a broken down zoo, and the wild animals that .

We Bought a Zoo is about one young family, a broken down zoo, and the wild animals that changed their lives forever.

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We Bought a Zoo: The Amaz. has been added to your Cart. by Benjamin Mee (Author), Gildart Jackson (Narrator). The book came within the estimated delivery time, and it was packaged nicely enough that it was in very good shape

We Bought a Zoo: The Amaz. The book came within the estimated delivery time, and it was packaged nicely enough that it was in very good shape. The pages are nice and thick, and it seems to hold up well. great for all members of the family. It also invokes many different emotions and provides opportunity to have in depth discussions with the kiddos about several topics. would highly recommend.

We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever is a book published in 2008 by Benjamin Mee about his experiences in purchasing the Dartmoor Wildlife Park in Devon, England in 2006. Renamed the Dartmoor Zoological Park, it was reopened to the public the following year. The book was loosely adapted into a film of the same name that was released in 2011 References. Retrieved 2 June 2012.

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The remarkable true story of a family who move into a rundown zoo–already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in The Guardian.

In the market for a house and an adventure, Benjamin Mee moved his family to an unlikely new home: a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside. Mee had a dream to refurbish the zoo and run it as a family business. His friends and colleagues thought he was crazy.

But in 2006, Mee and his wife with their two children, his brother, and his 76-year-old mother moved into the Dartmoor Wildlife Park. Their extended family now included: Solomon, an African lion and scourge of the local golf course; Zak, the rickety Alpha wolf, a broadly benevolent dictator clinging to power; Ronnie, a Brazilian tapir, easily capable of killing a man, but hopelessly soppy; and Sovereign, a jaguar and would-be ninja, who has devised a long term escape plan and implemented it.

Nothing was easy, given the family’s lack of experience as zookeepers, and what follows is a magical exploration of the mysteries of the animal kingdom, the power of family, and the triumph of hope over tragedy. We Bought a Zoo is a profoundly moving portrait of an unforgettable family living in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Comments: (7)
Arthunter
A great book, well written and in depth plunge into the Mee's family life in the time of tragedy and hope of what can come out of it, I would recommend this book to anyone, has a lot of cool information on what it means to own a zoo, and a look into the loss of a love one.
Velan
The book came within the estimated delivery time, and it was packaged nicely enough that it was in very good shape. The pages are nice and thick, and it seems to hold up well.
The story is absolutely beautiful...great for all members of the family. It also invokes many different emotions and provides opportunity to have in depth discussions with the kiddos about several topics.
Great read...would highly recommend.
Hono
I enjoyed this detailed account of one man's family's acquisition of a failing zoo. It is considerably different from the movie: the family doesn't stumble upon the zoo (it's planned); it takes place in the UK, not the US, and there's no big romance. Also, the kids of the family have a far lesser role in the book than the movie.
That being said, it's still a good read. Detailed are the specific struggles financially and with government authorities to make the zoo a viable working operation. Also, we see countless examples of Benjamin Mee learning the animal/zoo business through actual trials he and the zoo had to face. Moreover, he relays to the reader the human element of his wife's illness and the variety of characters who comprised the zoo personnel.
Enjoy it.
Buge
Great book. I enjoyed it. Highly recommended. Gives the true story of what happened.
Auridora
I had heard this movie was great (haven't seen it myself) so bought the book assuming books are always better than the movie...SO not the case here! I gave it three stars only because it's a great concept for a book and it was actually well performed (in the audio version so I can see how it would have translated well to movie. The book itself though was painfully slow and boring!

The entire book was repetitive situations with moving animals from the run down zoo to other zoos or from one enclosure to another....each time almost forcing a "code red" situation. Oh, and by the way, the main character's wife dies of a brain tumor in the middle of all of this. That's about as much attention as was paid to the wife's illness and passing in the book...as a sort of side note. In fact, the day she was laid to rest, her husband takes their youngest child to a park sort of to shake off all of what just happened. Later, during the zoos initial opening just months after her passing, he completely forgets he just lost his dead wife until a photographer takes photos of her photo and he has an almost, "oh that's right..." moment. Even the end of the story was predictable and anti-climactic since the entire book worked towards them getting their zoo license and opening on time without going into financial ruin.

For me, this book was similar to reading the diary of a teenaged girl...hundreds and hundreds of repetitive pages..."Woke up. Had breakfast. Went to school. Came home. Did homework. Homework was hard but I made it through. Took a shower. Went to bed."...and then an "ah ha" moment page or two of something fascinating like a new kid joining their school or the break up of a young couple or the captain of the football team passing her a note in class...and then right back to hundreds of pages of the mundane.

All in all, I was terribly disappointed in this book...12 hours or so that I will never get back.
Malahelm
I've always loved inspiring true stories. If you're looking for an inspiring, but also gripping and educational story, "We Bought a Zoo" is the story for you.It is inspiring because it helps you see the bright side of the things; it is gripping because you want to find out how Benjamin will finally overcome all the difficulties, the harshest being his wife's death; it is educational as it hints at a few controversial topics about zoos. But above all, Benjamin gives a huge example of respect and consistency to his family and collaborators, and to readers.
HappyLove
Loved the movie! Loved the book! Truly inspiring book about the real story of a family dealing with tragedy and overcoming to find joy again.
Enjoyed the movie. Never could get into the book?
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