Somewhat disappointing, but considering the works of non-fiction I have read on chimpanzees, it's not too worrisome. Creative way to put a true story to the page.
Highly recommended. Jennie captures the hearts of everyone she encounters. Amazing story about the abilities of one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. Please choose a screen name. Images of the Day. Nov 27, 2012 Angelique rated it really liked it. Rex, Child turned to Preston and said: View 2 comments. May 21, 2014 Laura Ruetz rated it it was amazing.
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She was unable to recognize or relate to other chimps and yet, as she became an adolescent, she was unable to control herself among humans. Open Preview See a Problem? Everything goes well; but what happens when the experiment is over? Jennie was totally unexpected. EU enlargement and the subsequent increase in the number of eastern European nationals working and living in Ireland saw marked increases in a number of names. Oct 12, 2009 Judy rated it really liked it Shelves: The author did extensive research to base the activities attributed to Jennie as being possible.
Ultimately, she becomes aggressive with puberty, as all little c An anthropologist brings home a baby chimp that he delivered from its dying mother.
I have to admit to being confused as to whether this was a novel even though it says it or a non fiction book. Dublin Fire Brigade tackles underground car park fire in Santry 00: It was really well written but really depressing as well. She ca Very odd book about a family that raises a chimp as a family member. Only letters, numbers, periods and hyphens are allowed in screen names. As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home-made rockets and incendiary devices mail-ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets.
This book is partially responsible for my recent monkey "obsession. Is there merit to treating a socialized, domesticated chimp as a person, or Preston weaves fact and fiction together in this account of "Jennie Archibald," a chimpanzee who is delivered from her dying mother by a physical anthropologist who brings the chimp home and raises her as his own daughter. I guess I don't have to mention how much I hated the end of the book, but will anyway.