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The Hippo at the End of the Hall

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The Hippo at the End of the Hall
Written by Helen Cooper
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536219067
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The Hippo at the End of the Hall

author/illustrator: Helen Cooper

The invitation to the Gee Museum was delivered by bees. It wasn’t addressed to anyone, but Ben knows that it was meant for him. Why else would the images on the postcard have stirred up memories of his father, who was lost at sea long ago? Ben makes his way to the old dilapidated building to find a host of curious talking animals awaiting his arrival. They are certain he is the only one who can save the museum from a devious rival museum owner and a greedy land developer. With a bit of luck, some strange magic, and a little help from his mom, Ben might succeed in ensuring the future of the museum—and finding the answers about his father that he’s been searching for his whole life. Helen Cooper’s first novel, now in paperback, brims with mystery and hope, and her lovely illustrations bring the wonders of the Gee Museum to life.

“Delivers a credible hero, folktale threads, memorable characters, and family bonds. . . . Unusual, fascinating, fast-paced.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Paperback
age range:
7 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
352 / 6" x 7 7/8"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 4
Action & Adventure; Fantasy & Magic; Animals;
author’s comments:
Helen Cooper is the creator of the picture books The Bear Under the Stairs, Pumpkin Soup, The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed, and Tatty Ratty. She is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and lives in Oxford, England.
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