The Menagerie

Hidden in the small town of Xanadu, Wyoming, there is a menagerie filled with mythical creatures.  Devious dragons, bad-tempered unicorns, and a high-strung phoenix are just the beginning of what lies within these walls. It’s closely guarded. Tightly controlled. Top secret.

And six griffin cubs have just escaped.

Logan Wilde is accidentally drawn into mysterious, dangerous world of the Menagerie when he discovers one of the griffins hiding under his bed . . . and it leads him straight to the door of his classmate, the weirdest girl in seventh grade, Zoe Kahn.

Zoe is panicking. Her family has been guarding the Menagerie for centuries, but if they don’t get the cubs back fast, the whole place will be shut down. To save the griffins’ lives, she’s willing to break all the rules, even if it means letting an outsider like Logan help. But the real mystery remains: Is someone trying to sabotage the Menagerie?

Who let the griffins out . . . and why?

Here’s my blog celebrating the book’s birthday, the official HarperCollins site where you can read an excerpt, an incredibly lovely review by a clearly brilliant and articulate nine-year-old, and a super-nice, wonderfully written review from BookPage!



About the Authors

Kari and Tui Sutherland are sisters and best friends, and if you can’t tell by looking at them which one is oldest, Tui certainly isn’t going to tell you.  They grew up in South America, traveling a lot and moving several times (and they’re still only about 80% certain that their parents weren’t secret agents).  They have always loved books and animals—their own menagerie of pets in Paraguay included two screeching monkeys and six piglets who took over their bathtub for a while, in addition to several much beloved dogs.  Kari now lives in New Jersey, while Tui lives in Boston, but they use every excuse they can to see each other (like, say, writing a book together).  They are very grateful for their wonderful husbands and supportive, hilarious family.

  • Reading level: Ages 8 and up
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
  • Available in Hardcover and eBook format
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