Stories of the thrilling adventures and hair-raising escapes of Paul du Chaillu during his years of venturing into the interior of equatorial Africa, encountering animals and sights no white man had seen before. The accounts of his interactions with gorillas, snakes, and ants are especially engaging. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text. Suitable for ages 11 and up.
That’s the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening mountain gorillas. Annie knows how to play with the creatures right away. But Jack is left out. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic?
G. G. is seven years old and at the age when young gorillas act like human teenagers. He imitates the powerful grown-ups and is jealous of his little sister. Together with the other young gorillas in the tribe, he has formed a gang and gets into all kinds of trouble. But it’s not long before G. G.’s antics get someone else into trouble — he startles his infant sister and she falls from her perch in a tree. Little Ori is caught in a tree fork and is choking. Ori’s mother can’t get her out, and La-Go, the tribe’s strong silverback leader, is too far away to help. With a little bit of luck, G. G. saves the day and makes some discoveries about himself in the process. This fascinating peek at gorilla behavior will enchant animal lovers of all ages.
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.
When Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.
Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.