Menagerie 1

Credit to: Brandon Dorman

The Menagerie is the first installment in The Menagerie series co-written by sisters Tui T. and Kari Sutherland. It is preceded by Dragon on Trial. In the United States, it was published on March 12th, 2013 by Harper Collins, while in France, it was published by Gallimard Jeunesse.


Hidden in the small town of Xanadu, Wyoming, there is a top secret menagerie filled with mythical creatures like unicorns, dragons, and phoenixes. For centuries, Zoe Kahn's family has been responsible for keeping the Menagerie guarded from the outside world. But six griffin cubs have just escaped-- and if they can't be found, the Menagerie will be shut down.

Now it's up to Zoe and her classmate Logan Wilde to get the missing cubs back. But the real mystery remains: Is someone trying to sabotage the Menagerie?

Who let the griffins out . . . and why?

Dedication Edit

For Adam, Steve, Elliot, and Jonah, for whom we'd happily brave dragons, kelpies, and griffins. As for manticores, you might be on your own there.


Logan wakes up to find feathers in his bedroom and all of his pets, Purrsimmon, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Warrior, scared. Logan is confused, but eats breakfast and leaves for school anyway. It is revealed that Logan's father had both of them move after Logan's mother left the family so that he could find her, but to no avail. Logan thinks about the differences of Wyoming to his former home in Chicago, Illinois, and how while Wyoming is strange, it is still better than Chicago.

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Trivia Edit

  • In the German publication, this book takes an alternate title of Magic Park: Das Geheimnis der Greifen (Magic Park: The Secret of the Griffins).
  • In the French publication, this book takes the alternate title of SOS Créatures Fantastiques: Le Secret des Petits Griffons (SOS Fantastic Creatures: The Secret of the Little Griffins).


Sutherland, Tui T, and Kari Sutherland. The Menagerie. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013.

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