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Cubs in the Tub by Candace Fleming

Cubs in the Tub

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Cubs in the Tub by Candace Fleming
Hardcover $18.99
Aug 04, 2020 | ISBN 9780823443185

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★ “A charming reflection of courage and change.”—Booklist, Starred Review

“The charming saga of Helen’s journey from a homemaker to a pioneering zookeeper is narrated in well-written, accessible prose. . . . Charming and adorable”—School Library Journal

“Telling the tale with great attention to detail, Fleming perfectly captures both time and place as well as the loving, determined woman who forged her way in a man’s profession. Downing’s illustrations in a wide variety of sizes and hues will keep readers’ attention glued to the pages and are in sync with the text in every way. . . . A lovely homage to a little-known woman and her quiet achievement.”—Kirkus Reviews

“There’s a fairy tale quality to Fleming’s story of Helen Martini, a woman whose longing for a baby was filled by raising a series of orphaned big cat cubs, which unexpectedly led to her becoming the first female zookeeper at the Bronx Zoo. . . . Downing’s sensitive illustrations shine in a rich, muted palette, using sweeping lines and patterned details to conjure cozy, 1940s-era domestic scenes where lions snooze on laps and tigers frolic in bubble baths.”Publishers Weekly

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