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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Midnight Zoo
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'Under cover of darkness, two brothers cross a war-ravaged countryside carrying a secret bundle. One night they stumble across a deserted town reduced to smouldering ruins. But at the end of a blackened street they find a small green miracle: a zoo filled with animals in need of hope.

'A moving and ageless fable about war, and freedom.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Notes

  • Ages 13+
  • This book won the 2011 Australian Publishers Association Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book sponsored by 1010 Printing International.
  • Included on the 2011 White Ravens list compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2010 .
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      Extent: 186p.
      ISBN: 9780670074051 (hbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Walker Books [London] ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: 204p.
      ISBN: 9781406331493 140633149X
    • Somerville, Massachusetts,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Candlewick Press ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 217p.
      ISBN: 9780763653392
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books , 2014 .
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      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 August 2014
      ISBN: 9780143504887
Alternative title: Lo zoo di mezzanotte
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
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      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Cairo ,
      2012 .
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      Extent: 220p.
      ISBN: 8860524334, 9788860524331

Works about this Work

Digger Spirit Draws in Kids Fiona Purdon , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 April 2012; (p. 20-21)
'Authors are keeping the nation's military history alive, writes Fiona Purdon.'
CBCA Awards - Acceptance Speeches : Older Readers Sonya Hartnett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 6)
Untitled Caroline Tesauro , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: School Library Journal : For Children's, Young Adult and School Librarians , September vol. 57 no. 9 2011; (p. 156)

— Review of The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett , 2010 single work children's fiction
Untitled 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 8 August vol. 258 no. 32 2011; (p. 48)

— Review of The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett , 2010 single work children's fiction
Untitled Douglas K Dillon , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Library Media Connection , November/December vol. 30 no. 3 2011; (p. 71-72)

— Review of The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett , 2010 single work children's fiction
Naked Apes and Talking Animals Nicola Walker , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 2010; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 August 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett , 2010 single work children's fiction
Untitled Michelle Hamer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Takeshita Demons Cristy Burne , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Truth about Penguins Megan McKinlay , 2010 single work picture book
Bejewelled Fable Lost in the Realm of Realism Barry Oakley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett , 2010 single work children's fiction
Winds of War Ruth Starke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 324 2010; (p. 71)

— Review of The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Red Wind Isobelle Carmody , 2010 single work children's fiction
The Winds of War Margaret Bromley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 September 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of The Midnight Zoo Sonya Hartnett , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Red Wind Isobelle Carmody , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Let Me Whisper You My Story Moya Simons , 2010 single work children's fiction
Strange Beasts : Sonya Hartnett's Midnight Zoo Geordie Williamson , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 59 2010; (p. 62-65)
Escaping the Cycle of Dull Amanda Horswill , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 August 2010; (p. 22)
Judged By More than Their Covers Katharine England , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 April 2011; (p. 50-51)
There's More to the Story Terry Denton , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 August 2011; (p. 12-13)
Passion, Pedagogy and the Political : Looking Back, Looking Forward Lyn Wilkinson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 27-35)
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