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By Eliot Schrefer

*A 2014 nationwide e-book AWARD FINALIST*

When he used to be a boy, Luc's mom could warn him in regards to the "mock males" residing within the bushes through their domestic -- chimpanzees whose cries could fill the night.

Luc is older now, his mom long gone. He lives in a home of mistreated orphans, slightly getting via. Then a guy calling himself Prof involves city with a mysterious venture. while Luc attempts to rob him, the fellow is not mad. in its place, he bargains Luc a job.

Together, Luc and Prof head into the tough, harmful jungle to be able to examine the elusive chimpanzees. There, Luc ultimately unearths a brand new relations -- and needs to act whilst that relatives comes lower than attack.

As he did in his acclaimed novel Endangered, a finalist for the nationwide publication Award, Eliot Schrefer takes us someplace fiction hardly is going, introducing us to characters we hardly ever get to fulfill. The unforgettable result's the tale of a boy fleeing his current, a guy fleeing his earlier, and a trio of chimpanzees who're suffering to not flee in any respect.

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Orphans — Gabon — Fiction. 2. Chimpanzees — Fiction. three. Animal rescue — Fiction. four. event and adventurers — Fiction. five. Gabon — Fiction. ] I. identify. PZ7. S37845Thr 2014 813. 6 — dc23 2013018599 First version, March 2014 disguise images via NIGEL PAVITT/GETTY pictures AND MIKE LANZETTA/GETTY photos hide layout via WHITNEY LYLE e-ISBN 978-0-545-55144-1 All rights reserved less than foreign and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. No a part of this ebook might be reproduced, transmitted, downloaded, decompiled, opposite engineered, or kept in or brought into any info garage and retrieval method, in any shape or in any way, even if digital or mechanical, referred to now or hereafter invented, with out the specific written permission of the writer. for info concerning permission, write to Scholastic Inc. , consciousness: Permissions division, 557 Broadway, ny, big apple 10012. 1 Dale Peterson, Chimpanzee Travels: off and on the line in Africa (Page 210) 2 CIA truth dossier (www. cia. gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gb.

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