“The Menagerie” by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland
A written review by Jenny
Zoe Khan’s family runs a zoo of mythological characters called the menagerie. When six griffin babies are released from their enclosure, a hilarious romp ensues in the small town of Xanadu, Wyoming. The griffins must be found before the ‘government’ comes to inspect the ‘zoo’.
Across town Logan Wilde wakes up to feathers in his room, his cat hiding in the closet on the top shelf behind his sweaters and growling, his Siamese fighting fish and mice are cowering in their respective homes and a griffin under his bed. Logan has just moved across the country with his wildlife conservationist father because Logan’s mother has gone missing. Logan finds a connection with the animals in the zoo and becomes part of the Khan family as they all round up the missing griffins.
This book is full of colorful well rounded and believable characters, and an action driven plot. This book is a real page turner, a fun read with several unanswered surprises that foretell a sequel.