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Half Brother

Oppel, Kenneth (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Half Brother
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In 1973, when a renowned Canadian behavioral psychologist pursues his latest research project--an experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills--he brings home a baby chimp named Zan and asks his thirteen-year-old son to treat Zan like a little brother.
Authors: Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-
Title: Half brother
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 375 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: In 1973, when a renowned Canadian behavioral psychologist pursues his latest research project--an experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills--he brings home a baby chimp named Zan and asks his thirteen-year-old son to treat Zan like a little brother.
Alternate Title: 1/2 brother
ISBN: 0545229251
9780545229258
Statement of Responsibility: Kenneth Oppel
Subject Headings: Canada History 20th century Juvenile fiction. Victoria (B.C.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction. Canada History 20th century Fiction. Victoria (B.C.) History 20th century Fiction. Experiments Juvenile fiction. Human-animal communication Juvenile fiction. Chimpanzees Habits and behavior Juvenile fiction. Experiments Fiction. Human-animal communication Fiction. Chimpanzees Habits and behavior Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Experiments
Human-animal communication
Chimpanzees
Experiments
Human-animal communication
Chimpanzees
LCCN: 2010002696
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Jul 20, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

goood book

Jul 20, 2014
  • Torstad rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book!
could not put it down.
Read it in a day!

Jun 25, 2014
  • Ringiejean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THAT'S A GOOD BOOK.

Aug 27, 2013
  • kiko34 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Omg I loved this book so much the begging was slow but thats about it!

Aug 25, 2013
  • hana_12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I highly recommend this book! I think it's very funny yet interesting to have a chimpanzee as your little brother and who is a part of your family! But this surely is one of my favorites.

Jul 02, 2013
  • michy174 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Masterpiece of a book. I loved it so much! Really inspiring and entirely changes the way you view animal life.

Jun 12, 2013
  • flawless37 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was fantastic! I had doubts at first, but after reading it I fell in love with it.

May 01, 2013
  • Eil_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Learning about chimps through the eyes of a family. Yes, chimps can acquire sign language - interesting from a scientific viewpoint, but not really in the best interests of these animals who are controlled by humans. There have been documentaries about cute baby chimps who are used for TV ads. I feel angry and saddened at their plight. Also, they face a terrible future when they mature and aren't so cute anymore - often euthanized.

i have been waiting for this book for like forever and now that i have read it its just AMAZING!! i give a 4 stars for the this book you'll enjoy it!!! :D

Dec 17, 2012
  • alangone rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is the mid 1970s and 13 year old Ben has just relocated from Toronto to Victoria-- new school, new friends, new...brother? Ben's parents are scientists embarking on a new project: can our closest living relatives, chimpanzees, learn true language? Zan, a baby chimpanzee, joins the family to be raised as a human within the family. Initially reluctant, Ben gets more and more attached to Zan at the same time he must negotiate the minefields of middle school, social class, love, friendship, and family relationships. off to a somewhat slow start, Half Brother feels predictable and pleasant without being anything special-- at first. But the story and the characters slowly deepen and grow drawing us in with action and drama as well as the deeper philosophical questions of what it means to be human. The ending seems a little rushed. Still--thoughtful and provocative--lots to discuss here. I enjoyed it and recommend it

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Jul 20, 2014
  • Torstad rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 18, 2013
  • starsup100 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 04, 2013
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Jul 02, 2013
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Nov 29, 2012
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May 18, 2012
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Apr 21, 2012
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Apr 05, 2012
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Aug 27, 2013
  • kiko34 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Zan the monkey becomes more than a project he becomes family

Jun 12, 2013
  • mike11296 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is based on a boy named Ben who has moved to a new house inn order for his dad to complete an experiment to make a chimpanzee learn ASL(American Sign Language).

Apr 05, 2012
  • kathy_oFTo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ben moves to a new house in the country because his dad has an interesting experiment to work on. In this experiment Ben needs to treat Zan (the new born monkey) like a brother, and teach him to do sign language. But new house means new schools, and new bullies and romances.

Feb 22, 2012
  • hungergames007 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!

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Jul 20, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

pretty good book really good

Aug 27, 2013
  • kiko34 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I miss him"

Jun 12, 2013
  • mike11296 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"How about if I pee on you? Would you like that?"

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Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

When Ben Tomlin's mother brings home his "new baby brother," an eight-day-old chimpanzee, Ben is far from thrilled. His father, a renowned behavioural scientist, has uprooted the family and moved them halfway across the country, to Victoria, B.C., so he can pursue a high-profile experiment -- to determine whether chimpanzees can learn human sign language.

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