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Half Brother


Author: Kenneth  Oppel
Publisher: Scholastic
Subject/Category: 7-11
Year Reviewed:: 2011
ISBN: 9780545229258
Review: On Ben's thirteenth birthday, he is introduced to his newest family member, a newborn chimp named Zan, who is to be raised as part of the family and taught sign language. A warm and loving connection develops between Ben and Zan, but it is apparent that Ben's father views Zan simply as a scientific specimen. Ben is concerned about what will happen to Zan once the experiment is over. Set in Canada in the 1970s, this is a thought-provoking, memorable story.

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