The House of a Million Pets by Ann Hodgman

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Ann Hodgman’s basement is home to three guinea pigs, a cage full of birds, a big gray rabbit, a prairie dog, a bulbul (look it up), two little rabbits, a hamster, and twenty-six pygmy mice. And that’s just the basement.Would your parents ever let you have that many pets at once?

If Ann Hodgman were your parents, she’d let you.

Here is the true story of what it’s like to live in her barnyard—er, house—with more animals than you’ll be able to keep track of.  Any kid (or adult) who has ever owned or wanted a pet will love these furry, feathered, slimy, and scaly stories. The House of a Million Pets is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About Ann Hodgman

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ANN HODGMAN is the author of many books for children, but this is the first one she has written about her own life and her own pets. She lives in Washington, Connecticut.EUGENE YELCHIN studied art and theater design at the Leningrad Institute of Theater Arts. He lives in California.
Published September 4, 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Well, it might not be a million, but Hodgman's barnyard of birds, rodents, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians includes the ordinary and the exotic.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The House of a Million Pets

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and the head of a dead mouse), discusses names her pets have been given (relatives object to her daughter's naming a hamster Mary) and offers tongue-in-cheek directions for cutting a rabbit's nails “in thirteen impossible steps.” But only hardcore enthusiasts will be interested in the author's de...

Sep 03 2007 | Read Full Review of The House of a Million Pets

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