New York : Scholastic, 2012
Despite her mother’s scolding for encouraging the animal trader with the purchase, Sophie pledges to nurse Otto back to health. Bonobos share 98.7% of human DNA and like human babies, bonobo babies bond with their mother.
While Sophie’s mother is on a
research trip, the President is assassinated and war
breaks out. Sophie has a chance to return home to her
father in the United States but can’t bear to leave
Otto. Instead, she runs. She and Otto escape into the
bonobo enclosure. Trapped between the rebel soldiers and
the wild bonobos, Sophie must find her way across the
jungle to find her mother... (New
Hampshire Isinglass Teen Book Award, 2014)
flying to another country to spend the summer with your
mother who just happens to live with a group of Bonobos
or pigmy Chimpanzees. Sophie plans to spend the summer
in the Bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of
Congo. Instead, Sophie finds herself falling in love
with a baby chimp named Otto. When the president of the
Republic of the Congo is assassinated, she finds herself
running for her life. Sophie spends the summer hiding
from soldiers with the group of Bonobos while raising
and protecting Otto. -Peg Bruch, Bangor Area High
Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)
SUBJECTS: Bonobo -- Fiction.
Apes -- Fiction.
Animal sanctuaries -- Fiction.
Wildlife rescue -- Fiction.
Divorce -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Blacks Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.