April 05, 2015

#Giveaway @SourcebooksFire of How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel (My Life Is a Zoo #2) by Jess Keating

Ana Wright's summer just got terrifying. She's finally getting used to living in a zoo (no, seriously—she lives with her family in an actual zoo), when she's assigned to work in the new shark tank. With her worst enemy. Forget about sharks! Ashley is the ultimate predator. And after Ana's favorite croc peed on Ashley's shoes, she's probably out for revenge.

This can't be good.
 About the Author


As a zoologist turned middle grade and picture book author, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. Her debut How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied is coming in Summer 2014 from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, with a sequel to follow. Her first nonfiction picture book, Pink is for Blobfish, will be published in 2016 by Knopf.

She has a Masters degree in Animal Science and a growing collection of books that are threatening to take over her house. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she loves hiking, nerdy documentaries, and writing books for adventurous and funny kids.


"Keating maintains the same humorous, lightly soul-searching tone, perfect for a barely teenage girl, with which she infused Ana's first outing, How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied (2014)... An enjoyable frolic with a great message that kids won't even notice they're absorbing" - Kirkus

"Daydream about summer this winter with Jess Keating's latest read...Ana Wright is back and better than ever in the second book to the My Life Is A Zoo series." - girlslife.com 

"Keating perfectly captures the fears, awkwardness, and excitement of being 12 and delivers a positive story with plenty of humor that emphasizes thinking for and becoming comfortable with oneself.
" - Booklist

"A zoologist, an educator, and an author, Jess Keating wrote the perfect book for students: a middle grade guide for navigating a zoo- I mean, middle school...My Life is a Zoo series speaks to tweens," - About.com

"By turns funny and poignant, this follow-up to How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoelaces Are Untied (Sourcebooks, 2014) sees Ana Wright, whose family recently moved to New Zealand to live in a zoo, saddled with the unenviable task of working in the shark tank-with her nemesis, Ashley. Readers will easily relate to insecure Ana and will enjoy the fun animal factoids (and Ana's own funny responses to the trivia). A relatable, if not groundbreaking, caper." - School Library Journal


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