The Resource We bought a zoo, Benjamin Mee, (electronic resource)

We bought a zoo, Benjamin Mee, (electronic resource)

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We bought a zoo
Title
We bought a zoo
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Mee
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Language
eng
Summary
Already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in the Guardian, We Bought a Zoo is a profoundly moving portrait of an unforgettable family living in the most extraordinary circumstances. This touching memoir is set to be a major motion picture starring Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon, in theaters December 23, 2011. When Benjamin Mee decided to uproot his family and move them to an unlikely new home?a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside where over two hundred exotic animals would be their new neighbors?his friends and colleagues thought he was crazy. But Mee's dream was to refurbish the zoo and run it as a family business. So in 2006, Mee, his wife and two children, his brother, and his seventy-six-year-old mother moved into the Dartmoor Wildlife Park. Their extended family now included: Solomon, an African lion and scourge of the local golf course; Zak, the rickety alpha wolf, a broadly benevolent dictator clinging to power; Ronnie, a Brazilian tapir, easily capable of killing a man but hopelessly soppy; and Sovereign, a jaguar and would-be ninja, who devised a long-term escape plan and implemented it. The grand reopening was scheduled for spring, but there was much work to be done and none of it easy for these novice zookeepers. Tigers broke loose, money was tight, the staff grew skeptical, and family tensions reached a boiling point. Then tragedy struck. Katherine Mee, Benjamin's wife, had a recurrence of a brain tumor, forcing Benjamin and his two young children to face the heartbreak of illness and the devastating loss of a wife and mother. Inspired by the memory of Katherine and the healing power of the incredible family of animals they had grown to love, Benjamin and his kids resolved to move forward. Today the zoo is a thriving success
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Midwest
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Read by Gildart Jackson
Target audience
adult
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We bought a zoo, Benjamin Mee, (electronic resource)
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We bought a zoo, Benjamin Mee, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online resource
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Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT10024548
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (8hr., 15 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781441789365
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10024548
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10024548
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  • (Sirsi) MWT10024548
  • MWT10024548
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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