Animals in the House

A History of Pets and People

by Sheila Keenan
Nonfiction with photos

The scoop on how animals scampered, purred, slithered, or swam their way from the wild into our homes and hearts and became pets.

IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children


“A terrific choice for animal lovers”—Booklist

“Well-researched . . . written in a witty, casual voice that will attract and hold its intended audience.”—School Library Journal

“Ultra kid-friendly compendium”—San Francisco Chronicle

“For animal lovers, it’s the cat’s meow.” —Discovery Magazine For Girls

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