Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

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 Kenneth Oppel

See more books from this Author
KENNETH OPPEL is the Governor General's Award-winning autKENNETH OPPEL is the Governor General's Award-winning author of Airborn and the Silverwing series, which has sold ovehor of Airborn and the Silverwing series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Kenneth Oppel lives in Torontor a million copies worldwide. Kenneth Oppel lives in Toronto with his wife and their three children. Visit his website a with his wife and their three children. Visit his website at www.kennethoppel.com. t www.kennethoppel.com.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Scholastic Press. 387 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Half Brother

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Ben is less than thrilled that his 13th birthday includes moving across Canada and getting a new half brother—a baby chimpanzee named Zan that Ben's father, a behavioral psychologist, will be raisin

Aug 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Half Brother

The Guardian

See more reviews from this publication

On Ben Tomlin's 13th birthday, his parents bring home a baby chimpanzee to be raised as human and taught American Sign Language.

Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Half Brother

The Bookbag

Heartbreakingly, the flaws are clear to Ben - the not-particularly-academic, hormonal teenager - but not to his brilliant parents.

Oct 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Half Brother

Lancashire Evening Post

However, the best-laid plans can go terribly wrong, and as both the Zan and Jennifer projects start to fail, Ben must learn to fight his feelings of anger and jealousy and devise a way to save the chimp from a fate worse than death.

Jan 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Half Brother

The Trades

New house, new school, new friends.

Jan 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Half Brother

Reader Rating for Half Brother
90%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 35 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×