HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL

HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL

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"Keating delivers a fun-filled, pitch-perfect book...An amusing, highly readable book about the perils of being 12 in a snake-eat-snake world."--Kirkus Starred Review on How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied(My Life is a Zoo Book 1)

AnaWright's life is a zoo--literally

Ana Wright's summer just got terrifying. She's finally getting usedto living in a zoo (no, seriously--she lives with her family in an actual zoo), when she's assigned to work in the new shark tank. With her worst enemy. Forget about sharks! Ashley is the ultimate predator. And after Ana's favorite croc peed on Ashley's shoes, she's probably out for revenge.

This can't be good.

Jess Keating combines the quirky humor and animal-centric plots of Carl Hiaasen with the awkward adolescent antics of Lauren Myracle in this fresh new middle grade series!

Praise for How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied:
"A menagerie of laugh-out-loud antics."--Anna Staniszewski, author of The Dirt Diary
"A wild romp, filled with humor and heart."--Lisa Schroeder, author ofIt's Raining Cupcakes
"Keating, a zoologist, enriches her debut novel with fascinating animal facts, awkward moments with a variety of wild species, and "creature files" Ana uses to amusingly classify her peers"--School Library Journal
"An absolutely perfect summer read."--Girls' Life Magazine.com
"Life is literally a zoo for shy 12-year-old Anna, who is trying to avoid seventh-grade bullies while hiding that her family lives among crocodiles and elephants." --Los Angeles Times

ISBN: 9781402297588
Branch Call Number: KIDS KEA

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daniellevk_0 Sep 30, 2019

This is a funny, laugh out loud, coming of age book where 12 year old Ana lives on a zoo and has to start working with the new shark tank and ocean exhibit and eventually ends up falling into the tank while sharks are swimming around. To get to that part, she realizes she has to work with her biggest enemy from school. Ashley has bullied her in the past so Ana goes into it with her defenses up expecting Ashley to do something else to humiliate her. With Ana getting to know the sharks, getting to know Ashley and having a crush on a boy, as well as after an incident from falling into the shark tank with live sharks, she learns that being herself is her best self instead of pretending to be someone else.

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moonlightbae Apr 26, 2015

moonlightbae thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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