Belly Up (FunJungle) (Paperback)

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Belly Up (FunJungle) (Paperback)


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When zoo star, Henry the hippopotamus, is found murdered, twelve-year-old Teddy investigates who would want Henry gone. Teddy soon finds that the suspect list isn’t as small as he first thought. Such a fun read!

— From Belly Up By Stuart Gibbs

Twelve-year-old Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Fitzroy has murder on his hands and trouble on his tail. He believes that Henry, the hippopotamus at the brand-new FunJungle, has been murdered. The zoo’s top brass claim the hippo went belly up the natural way, but Teddy and his feisty friend Summer McCraken have other ideas. Could the culprit be FunJungle’s animal-hating head of operations? Or is it FunJungle’s owner—Summer’s dad—a man who is much more concerned about money than animal welfare? The deeper Teddy and Summer dig, the more danger they’re in—because when it comes to hippo homicide, the truth can’t be caged!
Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Thorne series, the FunJungle series, Moon Base Alpha series, and Spy School series. He has written screenplays, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows, been a newspaper columnist, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents). Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at
Product Details ISBN: 9781416987321
ISBN-10: 1416987320
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 5th, 2011
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: FunJungle
"Great fun....In his authorial debut, screenwriter Gibbs combines details of the inner workings of zoos with some over-the-top action for an entertaining read."
— Kirkus Reviews