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Dumb Creatures by Jeanne Willis
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Poignant, powerful and liberating - a book to get people talking Tom can hear. He can think. He just can't speak. But that doesn't mean he hasn't got anything to say...Tom's favourite place is the zoo. He enjoys sharing the word-less world of animals - and, just by watching them carefully, he can tell whether they're happy or sad, hungry or hot. But, talking to animals takes on a whole new meaning for Tom when he discovers that Zanzi the female gorilla can use sign language, and when Tom discovers Zanzi's baby is stolen, he decides it's time to speak out for animal rights. But with all the adults around him too busy yelling and shouting at each other to really listen, will anyone hear him?

Author Biography

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire. She has written over seventy books, including poetry and novels, and has won several prestigious children's book awards, including the North East Book Award for THE HARD MAN OF THE SWINGS. She lives in North London with her family of creatures that features two children, a couple of cats and some pet rats.
Release date NZ
June 3rd, 2005
Illustrated by Nicola Slater
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Unabridged edition
Macmillan Children's Books
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