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By : Eliot Schrefer

For Ages:

12 - 18

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. Raja has been raised in captivity. Not behind the bars of a zoo, but within the confines of an American home. He was stolen when he was young to be someone's pet. Now he's grown up . . . and is about to be sent away again, to a place from which there will be no return. John grew up with Raja. The orangutan was his friend, his brother -- never his pet. But when John's parents split up and he moved across the country, he left Raja behind. Now Raja is suffering


  • Genre: Fiction
  • Lexile Measure: 840L
  • ISBN: 9780545655033
  • Age Level: 12 - 18
  • Format: Hardcover