The House of a Million Pets

The House of a Million Pets

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The House of a Million Pets by Ann Hodgman, Eugene Yelchin

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.

The House of a Million Pets by Ann Hodgman, with illustrations by Eugene Yelchin, 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.

“Hodgman may not have had a dragon like Hagrid, but her tales are equally engaging, truthful and funny to readers of all ages. She's a James Herriot for the 21st century.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Through careful observation [Hodgman's] able to create a distinct personality for most of her pets, and Eugene Yelchin's black-and-white illustrations add a note of whimsy.... By the end of the book, you realize Hodgman is one Crazy Pet Lady. 'Good' crazy, though.” —The New York Times

“This humorous animal memoir will jump right off the shelves.” —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805079746
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/04/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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.

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The House of a Million Pets 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 4th grade son, an animal lover but a reluctant reader, and he loved it--read it every day at school, and told me many times about his new favorite part of the book. I read it, too, and it's fun--the author is charming and kooky, and the book is full of funny scenes. It's not a linear story, so you can read a chapter here and a chapter there, and not lose the story line. It would be good for reading aloud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both my 10yr daughters love this book. Especially one of my daughters who got it last year and now the other loves it too. It teaches them about animals as pets in a sort of realistic, funny, common-sense way. One of my daughters considers it her FAVORITE book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This nonfiction book had be laughing from bigining to end. I could not put it down!!!!!!!! This is my favorite book.
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this is a very educational story on how too keep care of animals.She also includes her personal problems with the animals into the story and how she took care of those problems...Wait and see what those are!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Two of my friends reccomended this to me. It was one book I couldn't put down.I reccomend this to 4 graders through 6 graders.