Rescued: Book summary and reviews of Rescued by Eliot Schrefer

Rescued

Ape Quartet #3

by Eliot Schrefer

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Rescued by Eliot Schrefer
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The third entry in the taut, heart-wrenching quartet that made Eliot Schrefer a two-time National Book Award finalist introduces us to an orangutan held captive in suburban America.

John grows up with everything he could possibly want. His father is a businessman who travels far and wide. One day, he comes home with a rare gift for his son, a baby orangutan, and the two become inseparable friends. But as the orangutan gets older, stronger, less cute, the family relegates the animal to a locked trailer in the backyard. Until John's father finally decides to sell the ape to a roadside zoo. Coming to the defense of his childhood friend, John resolves to smuggle the orangutan back to Indonesia, and the two set out on a journey far more dangerous than John bargained for.

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"Starred Review. Schrefer paints a powerful picture of the cost of exploiting nature, the demands of agriculture, and the complexities of globalization..." - Publishers Weekly

"Much of the adventure requires strenuous suspension of disbelief for an adult reader, but young teens will enjoy John's success. Any other solution would be heartbreaking for readers as well as the boy and his beloved brother. Strong stuff but an important story." - Kirkus

"This is another well-written and fast-paced story that Endangered and Threatened fans will enjoy." - School Library Journal

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Eliot Schrefer Author Biography

After a childhood spent in Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, and Florida, he attended Harvard University, where he graduated with High Honors in French and American literature. He then spent a year teaching at a boarding school in Rome before settling down in New York City, where he writes fiction during the day and tutors for the SATs in the evening.

Eliot Schrefer is the author of Endangered, a 2012 National Book Award finalist in Young People's Literature. Schrefer journeyed to the Democratic Republic of Congo while researching the novel, and has since traveled wider as he's embarked on a quartet of novels about the great apes, one book for each primate, detailing a young person's relationship with that animal.

He is also the author of The Deadly Sister, The School for ...

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