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Animals in the House: A History of Pets and People

Animals in the House: A History of Pets and People

by Sheila Keenan

Everything you've ever wanted to know and more about our favorite companions. Animals in the House scampers through the history of pets and people and takes a closer look at today's most popular pets.

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.

9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Guided Reading
Informational Text

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Sheila Keenan Sheila Keenan is an established author of fiction and nonfiction. Her first graphic novel, Dogs of War, received multiple starred reviews. She co-authored David Macaulay's How It Works beginning reader series (Castle; Jet; Toilet; Eye), and is the author of the picture book As the Crow Flies and of nonfiction such as Animals in the House: A History of Pets and People; and O Say Can You See? America's Symbols, Landmarks, and Inspiring Words. She lives in New York City.

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