The Upper Zoo

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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 finds his life changed forever. The book takes an unusual approach, revealing a world of dysfunctional pain and spiritual triumph ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768440980
  • Publisher: Destiny Image, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 793,183
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Have you read this???

    If you know someone with autism, this is excellent!
    I loved reading this book, as a parent of a child with autism.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Great insight into the minds of special needs kids

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    An unexpected pleasure.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Excellent Read

    I love the amazing character Clarence, I know there are Clarences in our world and they are so special

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    I couldn't put the book down.

    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.

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    An enjoyable read!

    I found this book to be such a light, enjoyable read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    no stars

    Did not like this book at all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Genuine

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Very captivating.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Realistic view of today's society.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Anpn Anonymous

    Very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    The Upper Zoo

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Wonderful book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Fantastic book

    One of the best books I have read.

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