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  - Jenpark - LibraryThing

This is a pretty straight forward book about the history of the relationship between people and animals, primarily focusing on dogs and cats but also covering rodents, birds, fish, reptiles, and some insects. Read full review

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User Review  - abbylibrarian - LibraryThing

Did you know that there are more pets than people in America? It's true! And more than half of those pets are fish. This photo-filled book gives us a history of our furry, slobbery, scaly, and ... 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.