Photopost: Return to Bronx Zoo


Over the weekend, the family returned to visit the he Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, a place I’ve visited dozens of times over the course of my life, and enjoyed by previous generations of my family as well.  This was a unique visit for three reasons:

  1. It was the first ever visit for my daughter Kay
  2. It was the first time we visited on two consecutive days
  3. It was the first time we visited as members!

The membership was a gift of my mother, who having moved to a new home in walking distance of the zoo is ready to visit the zoo again and again with her children and grandchildren.

Here are some of the best photos from our visit:

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AuthorMary Pope Osborne
TitleBuffalo Before Breakfast
Publication Info: New York : Random House, c1999.
Summary/Review:

This is a very sweet story in the Magic Tree House series.  Annie & Jack go to the Great Plains of the 1800s and meet a Lakota boy named Black Hawk and his wise and gentle grandmother.  It’s a nice glimpse into the life of the Lakota following the buffalo across the plains in the time before white settlers arrived.  Which also makes it bittersweet since a culture and way of life were lost.  Maybe the best Magic Tree House story I’ve read yet.

Rating:  ***1/2

Book Review: Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne


AuthorMary Pope Osborne
TitleAfternoon on the Amazon
Publication Info: New York : Random House, 1995.
Summary/Review:

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Rating:  ***

Book Review: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne


AuthorMary Pope Osborne
TitleDinosaurs Before Dark
Publication Info: New York : Random House, c1992.
Summary/Review:

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Rating:  ***1/2