Airborn Airborn is the first installment in the Matt Cruise book series, and it follows the story of one Matt Cruise, a cabin boy who works on the Aurora spaceship. Apart from being highly intelligent, Kate is a fast-talking woman who many at times might be a little bit headstrong.
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Although humans are supposed to be further evolved than chimpanzees, Oppel is making the point that we are more alike than humans want to believe. But Dad was a really good talker. Oppel has presented me with several new ideas through his book, and I will relish pondering them over the next few days.
He got angry when my report cards came home. Oppel's straightforward plotting and everyday language make this story an easy,engaging read not quickly forgotten. Oppel is careful to portray Ben as a kid who does try hard mostly but happens not to be so hot at academics.
Matt is hopeful that one day he is going to become a junior sailor. The idea had a powerful appeal, but I decided that limiting myself to a two-hundred-and-fifty-word vocabulary -- heavy on nouns, and light on verbs -- would probably create something that might generously be called brave and avant-garde; or ungenerously, an unreadable mess.
Starclimber Starclimber is the third installment in the Matt Cruise book series. In this light the title becomes even more poignant: Furthermore, she is there to prove that her grandfather had seen some extremely marvelous creatures, while on his normal trips.
I just wasn't that smart, I guess. Ben gets to know Zan and starts thinking about the ethics of what his father is doing. In the midst of a storm, Shade gets separated and eventually meets with a banned bat, Marina.
I enjoyed the juxtaposition of Ben's father's high-handed ways at home with his paternalistic arrogance in his research with chimpanzees.
Although humans are supposed to be further evolved than chimpanzees, Oppel is making the point that we are more alike than humans want to believe. Certainly I was interested in the controversial animal rights issues inherent in the story -- chimps have been used and abused by humans in the entertainment industry, the U.
The vocabulary and syntax are accurate, and the ways Ben conceptualizes and explains events reflect the thinking of someone just on that cusp of adolescence. Readers will be challenged to think about right and wrong, choice and apathy, nature and nurture, and, love and betrayal.
What a particular joy for a teenage reader, to be challenged rather than instructed. And then we can go deeper: I felt like no one thought about the potential dangers Zan would pose to his caretakers once he wasn't a baby anymore.
Matt Cruise was very likable and did not disappoint at all. But I always got the feeling Dad thought I wasn't trying hard enough. But it kept pulling me back, insistent as a recurring dream. And in his dreams he must decide whether to say no or yes.
Make him sit in the chair all morning, or go without lunch. I got the audio version of this from my local library. It's just an incredible light sci-fi series that fans of "Dark Matter" would also enjoy. Ben doesn't want to see Zan end up in a medical testing lab or worse, but his impassioned determination to defy his father and save Zan may make things worse.
While I normally go right for the Newberry prize winners, the cover caught my eye and I read the blurb. Life is tumultuous for year-old Ben Tomlin.
Make him sit in the chair all morning, or go without lunch. Matt, on the other hand, was extremely smart, dedicated and loyal as well. After going through some extremely intense space training, Matt Cruise hopes that he is going to be the one who will be selected for the outer space mission.
Some are old and ill, some are HIV positive as the result of medical research. Salsabrarian Feb 2, This book was very interesting has a good story line and it's kind of comedic also. Family secrets come back to haunt Reacher when he decides to visit the town his father was born in.
Matt Cruise is a boy who has always felt at home flying aboard Aurora, a luxury spaceship.Half Brother Project By Erika Thomson By Kenneth Oppel This presentation includes a summary of the book and other information relating to the book.
Thank you for watching and ENJOY! Summary Pt: 1 The main character, Ben, is a 13 year old only child who lives with his mom and dad, who is a scientist. Description p.
; 21 cm. Text-size. Text-size. Half Brother () by Canadian young adult novelist Kenneth Oppel is a historical fiction book that follows an adolescent growing up with a chimpanzee who is part of his father’s scientific research; when the chimp becomes obsolete in the larger project, the protagonist goes to great lengths to save the chimp whom he now considers his half.
I thought that Canadian author Kenneth Oppel’s Half Brother was an interesting concept for a book.
In addition to learning something about chimpanzees the reader gets into the mind of a young boy entering puberty and how he sees the world. Kenneth Oppel, author of Airborn, on LibraryThing.
HALF BROTHER by author Kenneth Oppel is set inat a time when chimpanzee experiments dominated the science world.
He deftly combines the fascinating results of animal studies with the daily life of a teenage boy/5(37).Download