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The Hippo at the End of the Hall

The Hippo at the End of the Hall by Helen Cooper (David Fickling Books, 2017) A straightforward middle-grade story, copiously illustrated, of hope rediscovered and museum exhibits come to life. The fantasy element is sweet enough—the animals’ personalities are brought out in Cooper’s line drawings—but the book’s greatest strength is Ben’s relationship with his mother.