Winner of the 2020 Reading the West Book Award!
“Well-rounded, often mischievous human characters. . . . Readers will eagerly accompany [Lex].“ —Booklist
“Poignant. . . . An already engaging tale of life at a zoo turns into a mystery . . . [and] a bittersweet ending completes the story’s magic and mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Skillfully paced with just the right amount of tension, this offers a thoughtful look at how our past shapes our present, and how, similarly, memory is shaped by our current circumstances.” —The Bulletin
“This story of friendship includes magical realism, mystery, and adventure that is sure to capture young readers’ attention. Perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo.“ —School Library Journal