epub Half Brother download
by Daniel diTomasso,Kenneth Oppel
I just recommended Kenneth Oppel's new children's book, Half Brother, to my 86 year-old grandmother. Half Brother is a masterpiece that combines the best of both.
I just recommended Kenneth Oppel's new children's book, Half Brother, to my 86 year-old grandmother. I knew it must be good when I heard that Violet got in trouble at school for reading too much. A page-turner for sure, we are dropped into a world of being new in junior high school while having a stormy relationship with a driven father. Just the thought of it makes most grown-ups cringe.
Narrated by Daniel diTomasso. For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child
Narrated by Daniel diTomasso. For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan - an eight-day-old chimpanzee.
Because despite the inevitable warm fuzziness brought on by something as cute as a baby chimp, Half Brother turns out not to be your usual animal book
Because despite the inevitable warm fuzziness brought on by something as cute as a baby chimp, Half Brother turns out not to be your usual animal book. Oppel is rarely far away from reminding us that chimps are powerful creatures, often destructive, occasionally murderous. Zan is cuddly and bright, but also liable to give a vicious bite or even rip a kitchen cabinet off a wall just for the fun of it.
I went down to the end of the hall.
In the kitchen: the fridge, emptied of yogourt and milk and ginger ale and vegetables and meat; the cupboards empty, no need to keep them locked now. In his playroom: the red table and chairs. up on shelves were his toys, but not the favourite ones he’d circle around himself every night-they were in the suitcase, in Nevada, in Peter’s apartment, while Zan slept in his cage. It was bizarre going back to school after that week in Nevada. It was like being a tourist in another country
I chose to read this book because I've enjoyed other books by Kenneth Oppel
For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. I chose to read this book because I've enjoyed other books by Kenneth Oppel. By coincidence, I'd just heard the NPR "This American Life" podcast about Dr. and Mrs. Temrelin who "adopted" Lucy, a chimpanzee, and raised her as their own daughter-a story which did not have a happy ending.
Kenneth Oppel is one of the great contemporary storytellers
Kenneth Oppel is one of the great contemporary storytellers. His first novel was published when he was eighteen years old. Since then, he has won extraordinary acclaim for his imaginative works, including the Silverwing trilogy and the Airborn series. The novel Airborn won both a Printz Honor and the Governor General's Award. His last novel Half Brother was named both Children's Book of the Year and Best Young Adult Book of the Year by the Canadian Library Association. Kenneth Oppel lives in Toronto with his family and can be found online at ww. ennethoppel.
His father, a behavioural scientist, has moved the family to Victoria, .
Daniel di Tomasso's narration sometimes seems a bit rushed, but that can be overlooked given the typical speech pattern of teenagers. He occasionally intones the end of a sentence and then seems to discover that more is to come, resulting in some odd phrasing. However, the story itself is so strong and the narration is good enough that listeners will be drawn to this audiobook. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.