The Upper Zoo

The Upper Zoo

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by Michael Wolf
     
 

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There are many kinds of “smart” and many kinds of “wise.”

 

The Upper Zoo tells a story of a twelve year old Jewish boy in the 1960s who is impacted by the life and love of an autistic child with a firm commitment to Jesus. After being placed in a class for under-achievers, Jonathan

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Discover the Truth

 

There are many kinds of “smart” and many kinds of “wise.”

 

The Upper Zoo tells a story of a twelve year old Jewish boy in the 1960s who is impacted by the life and love of an autistic child with a firm commitment to Jesus. After being placed in a class for under-achievers, Jonathan finds his life changed forever. The book takes an unusual approach, revealing a world of dysfunctional pain and spiritual triumph through the eyes of a twelve-year old boy. Through surprising twists and turns, Jonathan uncovers secrets that will drastically affect his life and the lives of those closest to him.

 

No one who reads The Upper Zoo will be able to put it down—it is an inspirational and poignant novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780768440980
Publisher:
Destiny Image, Inc.
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Robert Wolf has led Beth Messiah Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Cincinnati, Ohio for the past 33 years. He is past president of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America and presently serves on their executive committee. He has produced several children’s video movies and is presently working with Kingdom Pictures on an independent film he wrote called “Sound of the Spirit,” due to be released early in 2012.

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The Upper Zoo 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
GaryGoodman More than 1 year ago
If you know someone with autism, this is excellent! I loved reading this book, as a parent of a child with autism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set in the early 1960s about a boy placed in a special education classroom for his eighth grade year. This book made me look more deeply at my preconceived ideas about people, especially those who don't seem to fit in. Maybe, as Jonathan says, we are all in the zoo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. I wasn't sure if it was young adult fiction or not, but it didn't matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yea, they're from the Lord of the Rings. Think the wolf mutants from the Hunger Games. As is the dwarf from LotR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Winter the artic tiger needs a hospital...NOW~Faye's sister Jamie~
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book drew me in and held my full attention from start to finish. I highly recommend this book for parents, teachers, or anyone who has made it through the years from 7th to 10th grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the amazing character Clarence, I know there are Clarences in our world and they are so special
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narniaDL More than 1 year ago
This book causes one to consider what some children go through while they are in school. I was a special education teacher, and felt great empathy for the children in this book.
dj5471 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be such a light, enjoyable read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shows a lot of mixed emotions of a young high school boy, who has to go to a special class at school. He wants to make friends with some of the other kids in same class, but doesn't like what they do. He finally sticks up for himself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not like this book at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reenforces the fact that the whole student comes to school, not just his intelect. The reader can come away with a better understanding of autism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While painful, it was worth my time to walk in the shoes of a struggling youth while he encountered real life challenges and accepted and genuine friendship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just start reading and it draws you into a different world. You will see a little part of your childhood thoughts and confusion in these pages. Oh how I remember.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a girl. She just arrived. She has no mother and she loves people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walked in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Yes they are a type of wolf bat bear thing.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nora: She walks in, her jet black hair pulled into a messy ponytail, violet eyes looking around. "Erm, hello. I wouod like to be a vet." <p> Animals: Is a peregrine falcon (girl), snowy white with ice blue eyes, named Frost, and a pair of wolves, mates and alphas, the boy a snowy white and the girl pitch black, both with amber eyes. The girl is named Midnight, the boy Blizzard.