Format:Paperback / softback 320 pages Publisher:Andersen Press Ltd Imprint:Andersen Press Ltd ISBN:9781783449651 Published:3 Jun 2021 Classifications:Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Interest age: from c 9 years, Second World War fiction, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Children's / Teenage) Readership:General (US: Trade) Children / Juvenile Weight:260g Dimensions:129 x 196 x 25 (mm) Pub. Country:United Kingdom For sale in: United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Germany, France, (See full list) Description WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH JUNE 2021'An extraordinary story with historical and family truth at its heart, that tells us as much about the present as the past. Deeply felt, movingly written, a remarkable achievement' Michael Morpurgo1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies. There, Joseph will live with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no fondness for children. Her only loves are the rundown zoo she owns and its mighty silverback gorilla, Adonis. As the weeks pass, bonds deepen and secrets are revealed, but if the bombers set Adonis rampaging free, will either of them be able to end the life of the one thing they truly love?Inspired by a true story.