Ortega

Ortega

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With a thick finger he slowly traced the path of a stray raindrop that had landed near the corner of his eye and trickled down his cheek. And he thought to himself that it was probably a very good thing that gorillas didn't know how to cry.Raised in a laboratory, Ortega might seem nearly human to his scientist-caregivers, but to the children at his new school, a talking gorilla is nothing but a freak. Unless he wants to spend the rest of his life locked in a cage, however, Ortega is going to have to change people's minds. More than a comic-adventure novel, Ortega asks the reader to reflect upon the limits of science, imagine how it feels to be profoundly different from those around you and, most of all, consider what it really means to be human.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781554534746
Branch Call Number: FERGUS
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm

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stephanie11_11
Oct 16, 2014

Ortega is such a great book its the kind you cant put down! i got in trouble from my teacher because i was reading it in class!:)

cowz Jun 20, 2012

Hi I'm awesome.Ortega was not bad of a book still you should read it.

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abcdff
Dec 05, 2011

This book was amazing! Ortega was so talented and smart. He was a special gorilla.

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blalala
May 02, 2011

This book was very interesting, and I learned that animal abuse actually exists in this world and how much my friends and family really mean to me, and I should never regret having them.

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Katherine12321
Apr 24, 2011

horrible.

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kidcub
Apr 18, 2011

this book really touched my heart

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annababy2000
Apr 05, 2011

Ortega is a really good book. It is one of those books that when you start reading it you just can't put it down. It is a little sad a the end but other wise I think you should read it.

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pigsruleoink
Apr 05, 2011

My friend is under lots of presure to finish this book because out silver berch club only has one copy and lots of other people want to read it!!! (as she said in her previous comment) (shes cowsrulemoo) I really wanna read it so bad!!!! :P OINK OINK

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cowsrulemoo
Apr 05, 2011

Loving this book but under presure to finish the book very scared dont know if i should give it up and the read it later!!! other people want to read it!!! Help!!!!!

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hilo201111
Apr 05, 2011

i love this book cause it is about a gorilla and i am in it!!!!!!!

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Breadstix
Mar 13, 2011

Breadstix thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 10

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