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3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Zucchini knows there's more to life than his cage at the zoo...Zucchini feels trapped. With a tip from a fellow rodent, the brave young black-footed ferret escapes from the zoo in a subway and a crosstown bus. But freedom doesn't mean very much without someone to share it with. That's when Zucchini meets Billy, a ten-year-old boy with the kindest eyes Zucchini's ever seen. ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 1st 1984 by Yearling (first published October 1st 1982)
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Mar 11, 2017 karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

it's ferret bueller’s day off!!

as part of my personal reading challenges for 2017, once a month i will be revisiting a favorite book from when i was a little bitty karen and seeing if it holds up to my fond memories and determining if i can still enjoy it as an old and crotchety karen.

fingers crossed.

so: first things first. in answer to the question 'does this book hold up?' yes, it does. when i chose this for my reread project and added my intentions to goodreads, i was really surprised to
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Nov 20, 2013 Amanda Hartinger rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I'm reading it all over again as an adult! It made me laugh, it made me cry...and as a ferret lover from my youth, this book captured me immediately.

I remember begging my school librarian time and time again for more ferret books after reading this one. If you're a ferret person like me, this book is a must-read! It's so cute.
Zac Wood
Jan 31, 2017 Zac Wood rated it really liked it
Written for a simple reading level. I picked this almost blindly from a little free library. I'm not disappointed, but I'm also not going to keep it.
Nevaeh Del Rio
I really liked this book. I remember reading this book when I was in 3rd and 4th grade. Then came across it again the other day and just had o read it.
Jun 02, 2013 Anise rated it really liked it
This was one of my favorite books when I was in grade school. A very cute story with a happy ending!
Jon Binford
this was one of the first books i remember reading. once i was fascinated by these little i know they crap in corners and smell even worse.
Mar 04, 2009 Jenna rated it it was amazing
its so funny

Mar 12, 2015 Alex rated it liked it
Cute story. Wish the author knew anything about ferrets though. Poor Zucchini is goung to suffer and die from insulinoma.
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BARBARA DANA is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Her books include Zucchini, Zucchini Out West, Crazy Eights, Necessary Parties, Rutgers and the Water Snouts, Spencer and his Friends and Young Joan, a historical novel based on the life of Joan of Arc. Her new novel, A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson, is available March 1, 2009 (HarperCollins Publishers).

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