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

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User Review  - BKPietz - LibraryThing

I really like the concept of this book, and I think the layout is really fun. However, I thought it was strange to randomly use computer graphics instead of real pictures (cats on page 49), and there ... 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.