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Ape Quartet #3: Rescued

By Eliot Schrefer   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545655033 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.8" x 8.53" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545655040 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer introduces us to an orangutan held captive in suburban America.

John grows up with everything he could possibly want, his father a businessman who travels far and wide. One day, he comes home with a rare gift for his son, a baby orangutan, and the two become inseparable friends. But as the orangutan gets older, stronger, less cute, the family relegates the animal to a locked trailer in the backyard. Until John’s father finally decides to sell the ape to a roadside zoo. Coming to the defense of his childhood friend, John resolves to smuggle the orangutan back to Indonesia, and the two set out on a journey far more dangerous than John bargained for.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Threatened

A National Book Award finalist

*“Engrossing action and characters readers will keep thinking about in a splendid survival story.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*“Gripping…Schrefer pulls no punches as he showcases the beauty and danger of both urban Gabon and the jungle.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review