Menagerie is Book One of the juvenile fiction series Menagerie. It is suitable for 10-12 year-old reluctant readers or those who enjoy adventures and mysteries. The story is about Logan, who's mother abandoned him. His dad and him move to Xanadu, Wyoming from Chicago to try to find her. While his dad is busy adjusting to his new job, Logan finds himself with lots of free time to run around the small rural town. After finding a baby griffin hiding under his bed, Logan has an encounter with two mysterious schoolmates, he is led to a secret park where unicorns, sphinxes and griffins live and an exciting journey commences. I would highly recommend this book for young readers who have an affinity for the magical and other worlds.