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Threatened

Eliot Schrefer

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ISBN : 9780545551434
Hardcover
288 pages
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*A 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST*When he was a boy, Lucs mother would warn him about the mock men living in the trees by their home -- chimpanzees whose cries would fill the night.Luc is older now, his mother gone. He lives in a house ofMore*A 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST*When he was a boy, Lucs mother would warn him about the mock men living in the trees by their home -- chimpanzees whose cries would fill the night.Luc is older now, his mother gone.  He lives in a house of mistreated orphans, barely getting by.  Then a man calling himself Prof comes to town with a mysterious mission.  When Luc tries to rob him, the man isnt mad.  Instead, he offers Luc a job.Together, Luc and Prof head into the rough, dangerous jungle in order to study the elusive chimpanzees.  There, Luc finally finds a new family -- and must act when that family comes under attack.As he did in his acclaimed novel ENDANGERED, a finalist for the National Book Award, Eliot Schrefer takes us somewhere fiction rarely goes, introducing us to characters we rarely get to meet. The unforgettable result is the story of a boy fleeing his present, a man fleeing his past, and a trio of chimpanzees who are struggling not to flee at all.