Animals in the house: a history of pets and people

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Scholastic Nonfiction, Apr 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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There are approximately 377,800,000 pets purring, slithering, or swimming in the United States! ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE combines hilarious illustrations and a fun, youthful text to tell the story of pets through the ages and the people who kept them, including famous pets and pet owners. Each chapter touches on the history of the animal in the wild, its domestication, and the high points of its popularity as a pet. Kids will also discover historical attitudes and superstitions about pets.

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User Review  - JocelynPLang - LibraryThing

I love the unique combination of scientific, cultural, and historical information in this book. It is a reminder that all these fields are connected! Because so many children have pets, I think they ... Read full review

Review: History Of Pets And People (Animals In The House)

User Review  - Leah Koch - Goodreads

This book is not only interesting, but relevant to most, if not all, of the students in my class. Some of the weird facts or superstitions that used to surround pets will be fascinating to students and will ask them to consider why our traditions are the way they are today. Read full review


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Keenan has a master's degree in English literature with a minor in women's studies from the University of Massachusetts.