February 2022 - Monkeys

You know them. You love them. They're monkeys!

(Not the band. But maybe also the band.)

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A Beautiful Truth

Author(s):

Colin McAdam

Description:

"Looee, a chimp raised by a well-meaning and compassionate human couple who cannot conceive a baby of their own, is forever set apart. He's not human, but with his peculiar upbringing he is no longer like other chimps. One tragic night Looee's two natures collide and their unique family is forever changed. At the Girdish Institute in Florida, a group of chimpanzees has been studied for decades. The work at Girdish has proven that chimps have memories and solve problems, that they can learn language and need friends, and that they build complex cultures. They are political, altruistic, get angry, and forgive. When Looee is moved to the Institute, he is forced to try to find a place in their world"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

FIC McA

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Ape House Sara Gruen.

Author(s):

Sara Gruen
Paul Boehmer

Description:

When a family of bonobo apes disappears from a laboratory, everybody is perplexed until they make a sudden appearance on a popular TV show.

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Audiobook

Call Number:

FIC Gru

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Endangered

Author(s):

Eliot Schrefer

Description:

Reluctantly accompanying her advocate mother to a bonobo sanctuary, a teen girl participates in a desperate effort to rescue the bonobos and survive in the jungle when a revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Sch

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Grumpy Monkey. 01, Freshly Squeezed

Author(s):

Suzanne Lang
Max Lang

Description:

"Jim Panzee is out for his usual Wednesday walk when he accidentally squishes his stress orange into orange juice. He and his friends must cross the jungle before all of the fresh oranges are gone"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

J FIC Lan

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Jane Goodall : A Life With Chimps

Author(s):

Anita Ganeri

Description:

Format:

Book

Call Number:

JB Goo

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Just Like Us : A Veterinarian's Visual Memoir Of Our Vanishing Great Ape Relatives

Author(s):

Rick Quinn
Jane Goodall

Description:

For most of his life, veterinarian Rick Quinn ignored a deep longing to meaningfully protect the endangered animals that fascinated him. Then, after reading about the great ape, he set aside excuses and sought the means to help. Armed with his camera and an insatiable curiosity, Dr. Quinn set off for the front lines of great ape conservation. This book is a tribute to our not-too-distant relatives as well as the courageous people who are risking their lives to protect them. We follow Dr. Quinn's seven-year journey across seven African countries and Indonesia, where he photographed each great ape species in its natural habitat. He illuminates the threats to great ape survival as well as the complexity of saving them. The result delivers an empathetic sense that these magnificent beings really are--just like us. -- From statement provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

599.88 Qui

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Monkey

Author(s):

Jeff Stone

Description:

After soldiers of the new Emperor, led by Ying, engage in a fierce battle with the warrior-monks, Malao "the monkey" and his brothers rely on the ancient arts to help set things right.

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Book

Call Number:

J FIC Sto

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Monkey & Robot

Author(s):

Peter Catalanotto

Description:

Best friends Monkey and Robot, who laugh and jump up and down when they are happy, enjoy a variety of activities.

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Book

Call Number:

J FIC Cat

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Monkey Boy : A Novel

Author(s):

Francisco Goldman

Description:

"Our narrator, Francisco Goldberg, an American writer, has been living and working in Mexico City as a journalist for over a decade, but has recently returned to New York City in hopes of 'going home again.' It's been five years since the end of his last relationship and he is falling in love again with a new woman. Soon, though, he is beckoned back to Boston by his former high school girlfriend who was witness to his greatest youthful humiliations, and his Guatemalan mother, Yolanda, around whom his story orbits like a dark star. Backdropping this five-day trip to his childhood home is the specter of Frank's recently deceased father, Bert, an immigrant from Ukraine who was volcanically tempered, pathologically abusive, yet also at times infuriatingly endearing; as well as the high school bullies who gave him the moniker 'monkey boy.' Told in an intimate, irresistibly funny, and passionate voice, this extraordinary portrait of a family and of growing up a 'halfie,' unearths the hidden cruelties in a predominantly white, working-class Boston suburb where Francisco came of age and explores the pressures of living betwixt and between worlds all his life."-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

FIC Gol

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The Farmer And The Monkey

Author(s):

Marla Frazee

Description:

A nearly wordless picture book in which the farmer who returned the baby clown to the circus train is followed home by a playful circus monkey, leading to a wonderful new friendship.

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Book

Call Number:

E Fra

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The Murderer's Ape

Author(s):

Jakob Wegelius
Peter Graves

Description:

When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur's magnificent court--all in an attempt to clear Henry's name.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Weg

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The Rhino Records Story : Revenge Of The Music Nerds

Author(s):

Harold Bronson

Description:

"Co-founder of Rhino Records label, which he ran with his partner for twenty-four years, charts the course of the company started by two music fans in the back of their record store and has frequently won the award for label of the year. Author profiles many of the label's artists, including the Monkees, Turtles, and Tommy James"--Provided by publisher.

Format:

Book

Call Number:

338.7617 Bro

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The Song Of The Ape : Understanding The Languages Of Chimpanzees

Author(s):

Andrew R Halloran

Description:

Documents the astonishing experiences that inspired the author's work in chimpanzee communication, the individual histories of five captive chimpanzees, and the scientific attempts to teach human language to chimps.

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Book

Call Number:

599.885 Hal

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Author(s):

Karen Joy Fowler

Description:

In this novel we meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. It changed Rosemary and it destroyed her family. Now her older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self; her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man. And Fern her sister, an endearing chimpanzee, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief, has come to a far more terrible fate than their family could ever have imagined. -- From book jacket.

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Book

Call Number:

FIC Fow

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Year Of The Monkey

Author(s):

Patti Smith

Description:

A memoir about the year 2016 in which dreams and reality are interwoven. Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and a rugged hope for a better world.

Format:

Book

Call Number:

B Smi