The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie by Jacqueline Resnick

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Four animals must find their ticket out of the circus.

Smalls the sun bear, Tilda the Angora rabbit, Rigby the Komondor dog, and Wombat the wombat are the four animals that make up "the misfit menagerie."

Together they’ve always lived a happy life on Mr. Mumford’s farm. That is, until one fateful evening when Mumford, loopy from elderberry wine, accidentally loses them to the dastardly circus owner Grande Master Claude. Suddenly, these animals are forced to perform death-defying tricks and live in filthy, cramped cages as members of Claude’s traveling circus. But all hope is not lost! Claude’s nephew Bertie and his friend Susan, a circus acrobat, are equally fed up with Claude’s evil ways, and together they might just have what it takes to find their ticket out of the circus.

 

About Jacqueline Resnick

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Jacqueline Resnick (www.jacquelinewrites.com) received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from the New School. She grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their dog. The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie is her first novel.
 
Published December 6, 2012 by Razorbill. 320 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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They were acquired by hook and crook by Bertie’s villainous Uncle Claude, the epitome of mean, who gulps cocoa by the urn-full, abuses all of the animals and wants to sell the circus.

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Resnick's warmhearted debut features a cocoa-loving villain, a kind but lonely orphan boy, and a bevy of talking animals (who cannot be understood by humans) that lives happily together as the star attractions of Mumford's Farm & Orchard.

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Early in the novel, Claude forbids Bertie from owning books, claiming ‘They fill boys’ heads with rubbish.’ That doesn’t stop the imaginative boy from seeking out things to read, like a newspaper clipping about the Misfit Menagerie (back when they still lived on the farm): “as Bertie read about t...

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