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Ape House: About

About Ape House Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships—but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language. Isabel … Continue reading

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Ape House: reader’s guide

Reader’s guide 1 ) The bonobos in Ape House are described as matriarchal, with Bonzi acting as the nurturing and intelligent “undisputed leader” (p. 6) of the group. Discuss how Bonzi’s relationship with her family compares or contrasts with the … Continue reading

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Ape House Reader Excerpt

Excerpt Reproduced with permission from Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. The plane had yet to take off, but Osgood, the photographer, was already snoring softly. He … Continue reading

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Ape house home

Part expose, thriller, gothic romance comedy & farce… Gruen gives each of her apes a distinct personality… She exquisitely depicts their gentleness, humor and curiosity…I’ve never seen an author more gracefully navigate the tightrope above the minefield topics of animal rights, evolution, serious … Continue reading

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