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: For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan â an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Benâs father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project: a high-profile experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills. Benâs parents tell him to treat Zan like a little brother. Ben reluctantly agrees. At least now heâs not the only one his fatherâs going to scrutinize. It isnât long before Ben is Zanâs favorite, and Ben starts to see Zan as more than just an experiment. His father disagrees. Soon Ben is forced to make a critical choice between what he is told to believe and what he knows to be true â between obeying his father or protecting his brother from an unimaginable fate. Half Brother isnât just a story about a boy and a chimp. Itâs about the way families are made, the way humanity is judged, the way easy choices become hard ones, and how you canât always do right by the people and animals you love. In the hands of master storyteller Kenneth Oppel, itâs a novel you wonât soon forget.