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Jamrach's Menagerie - Carol Birch
Jamrach's Menagerie
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3.88 80
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534406 (038553440X)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
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candyy rated it
2.5 starsWell, I certainly didn't expect that! When I started reading it, I was bored. I thought it will continue to drag on and on. I skipped parts here and there. But then something happened. Something that I wasn't expecting. Something that wasn't boring. Oh, no! That kept my attention for a whil...
JulieM rated it
4.0 Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel
Set in Victorian England, this is a well-written tale of a sea adventure that goes terribly wrong. Jaffy Brown is a young street urchin who gets hired on a sea expedition to capture a mysterious dragon. After many profitable months of whaling, the crew goes ashore on a tropical island and actually...
jbradway rated it
4.0 Jamrach's Menagerie: A Novel
I kind of hated this four-star book. It has a subtle kind of horror to it that leads the reader to accept as normal some pretty terrifying circumstances and reactions. It takes some chops to pull it off as well as Birch does here. I'd say more, but I really don't like hitting the 'spoilers' button.I...
lisally rated it
Jaffy Brown is living a life of squalor on the streets of nineteenth century London, when a close a close encounter with a tiger changes his life forever. The tiger belongs to Mr. Jamrach, an exotic animal trader, who offers young Jaffy a job caring with his animals. It is at jamrach’s that Jaffy me...
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