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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.

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Kids will be thrilled and entertained by the exciting action in Threatened and find it easy to relate to orphan Luc as he bravely and cleverly sets about surviving in the wild. His chimpanzee companions, along with an adorable vervet monkey pet named Omar, also become intriguing, delightful characters. The book is a deliberate attempt to make kids aware of the chimpanzees' plight and encourage them to take action; some details might be upsetting to preteens and to animal lovers in particular.

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