Half Brother

Half Brother Cover

Half Brother

By Kenneth Oppel

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545229258, 375pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

Description

From the Printz-Honor-winning author of Airborn comes an absorbing YA novel about a teen boy whose scientist parents take in a chimpanzee to be part of the family.

For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan -- an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Ben's father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project: a high-profile experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills. Ben's parents tell him to treat Zan like a little brother. Ben reluctantly agrees. At least now he's not the only one his father's going to scrutinize.

It isn't long before Ben is Zan's favorite, and Ben starts to see Zan as more



About the Author
KENNETH OPPEL is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and was adapted into an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Governor General s Literary Award; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children s Novel of the Year by The Times (London). He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, The Boundless, which won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Book Award, was an E.B. White Read Aloud honor book and was a finalist for the Monica Hughes Award, and The Nest, which was both a School Library Journal and a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year. Born on Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and in England and Ireland, and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children.

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