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My Family and Other Animals

Age Group: 10 – 12 Years

Title – My Family and Other Animals

Author – Gerald Durrell

Publisher – The Viking Press

This book is a hilarious account of the author and his family’s stay at Corfu, a Greek island. It narrates the experiences of the Durrells and the sticky situations they get into. At the same time, it deals with the animal kingdom in Corfu, as Gerald Durrell discovers and makes several unusual animals his pets, including a gull (referred to as an albatross) and a couple of water snakes! This book will have your child bursting into laughter every few minutes, and keep him deeply engrossed, especially if he is an animal lover.