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Jennings, Patrick.
New York : Scholastic, 2003.
IL 5-8, RL 5.8
ISBN 0439165903
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Nickel Dill sees the world through his camera lens and to him everyone looks like an animal. While searching for a new apartment, Nick and his mom find a vacancy in an unfamiliar part of town in a mysterious building called The Beastly Arms. Upon meeting the quirky owner, Mr. Beastly, Nick unsuccessfully tries to imagine what animal he resembles. Nick also wants to know why Mr. Beastly is so fond of Nickís pet kangaroo rat, Miriam. After moving into the apartment, Nick makes some remarkable discoveries which lead to an exciting, unexpected, and fantastic conclusion for this winsome novel.  (Sunshine State Young Readerís Award Program, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:     Apartment houses -- Fiction.
                        City and town life -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Fiction.
                        Photography -- Fiction.


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