Illustrator: Susan Meyer
Two children captured by a band of rebel soldiers in the Congo vow to protect an orphaned gorilla baby in this powerful, thought-provoking, and vividly compelling novel. Letter from the author. Black-and-white illustrations.
JLG Release: May 2017
Awards & Honors
Bookllist 2017 Top 10 Books for Youth, Middle-Grade Animal Stories
Booklilst Lasting Connections 2017, Social Studies
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, Publishers Weekly*
5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Level 4.4; Points: 9;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War, Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Genocide, Violence: Child Abuse, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
Animals, Apes and monkeys, Social issues, Emotions and feelings, Friendship, Democratic Republic of Congo, Endangered species, Kidnapping, Mining, Rebel groups,