Half Brother

by Kenneth Oppel

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. | September 27, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Half Brother is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.

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 behavioral 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.

Zan must be raised exactly like a human. He’s dressed in clothes and fed in a high chair and has a room full of toys and books. Ben is soon smitten. Joining the team of students who are helping with the experiment, Ben becomes both researcher and adored older brother.

Within months, Zan learns his first signs and becomes a media sensation. At his new school, Ben’s life seems similarly charmed as he vies for the attentions of the beautiful Jennifer— using his newly acquired scientific observational skills.

But when Project Zan unexpectedly loses its funding, Ben’s father is under huge pressure to either make the experiment succeed or abandon it—and Zan. Unable to convince his father that Zan is now part of the family, Ben must risk everything to save his baby brother from an unimaginable fate.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.96 in

Published: September 27, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554686113

ISBN - 13: 9781554686117

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Half brother 10 out of 10 Would read again ..................................................................................................
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! When I first read this book, I was obsessed with it. I finished the entire book in 2 days! I bought the book myself from Chapters, and I do not regret buying it. If you love chimpanzees, you will LOVE this book! Very cute and emotional book. Highly recommend it. :D
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo fitted the book Very emosional read and very good for tweens and teens. So iteresting and it is about a family being brought together
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo fitted the book This book is a very good read for younger people
Date published: 2013-09-08

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Half Brother

Half Brother

by Kenneth Oppel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.96 in

Published: September 27, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554686113

ISBN - 13: 9781554686117

From the Publisher

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 behavioral 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.

Zan must be raised exactly like a human. He’s dressed in clothes and fed in a high chair and has a room full of toys and books. Ben is soon smitten. Joining the team of students who are helping with the experiment, Ben becomes both researcher and adored older brother.

Within months, Zan learns his first signs and becomes a media sensation. At his new school, Ben’s life seems similarly charmed as he vies for the attentions of the beautiful Jennifer— using his newly acquired scientific observational skills.

But when Project Zan unexpectedly loses its funding, Ben’s father is under huge pressure to either make the experiment succeed or abandon it—and Zan. Unable to convince his father that Zan is now part of the family, Ben must risk everything to save his baby brother from an unimaginable fate.

About the Author

KENNETH OPPEL is the Governor General’s Award–winning author ofAirbornand the Silverwing series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Kenneth Oppel lives in Toronto with his wife and their three children. Visit his website atwww.kennethoppel.com.