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 Rescued (Ape Quartet)
 Author: Schrefer, Eliot

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 261 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 789861 ISBN: 9780545655033
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Orangutans -- Fiction
 Wildlife rescue -- Fiction
 Animals -- Treatment -- Fiction
 Responsibility -- Fiction
 Indonesia -- Fiction

Price: $22.28

When John was ten years old his father brought back a baby orangutan from Indonesia, and Raja quickly becomes John's "brother" and responsibility--so years later, after his parents divorce, and his father has sold Raja to a roadside zoo, John sets out to rescue him and bring him to a sanctuary in Indonesia.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.80
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 181589
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: 18.0   Quiz: 68504

   Kirkus Reviews (02/15/16)
   School Library Journal (00/04/16)
   Booklist (05/01/16)
 The Hornbook (00/05/16)

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Booklist - 05/01/2016 When John was 10, his father brought him a baby orangutan, Raja, from Indonesia. Even when Raja bites off John’s finger, John understands that the animal meant no harm, though his parents see the incident differently. As his parents’ marriage dissolves, John moves away with his mother, leaving Raja with his dad. Soon John learns that his father can no longer afford to keep a grown orangutan, which has been living neglected in a trailer. Although John’s father claims to have worked out a solution, John realizes that Raja is ill-prepared for a life in captivity or in the wild. This latest entry in Schrefer’s Ape Quartet is every bit as powerful as the first two, although very different in perspective. The impulse to adopt cute but very wild animals is exposed as a reckless, selfish act. While maintaining the tension of imminent danger, Schrefer keeps the focus on John’s extraordinary bond with Raja. Highly recommended for fans of the series, as well as those looking for books like Kenneth Oppel’s Half Brother (2010). - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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