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Annotation: Gertrude Lintz, a New York socialite who believes that animals should not be caged, raises a gorilla named Buddy and reluctantly realizes that he is not suited for city life.
Catalog Number: #147511
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: Atheneum
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 43 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-481-48961-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-481-48961-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017025671
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Publishers Weekly
Real-life animal-lover Gertie Lintz and Buddy, the gorilla she adopted in the 1930s, have one cosmopolitan adventure after another; the story was also the subject of a feature film from Jim Henson Pictures. All ages. (Feb.)
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Word Count: 6,081
Reading Level: 4.5
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.5 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 29290 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 740L

Get to know the gorilla who was raised like a human in this “captivating” (School Library Journal) picture book classic inspired by a true story from the brilliant mind that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Gertrude Lintz loved animals. And she had dozens, never mind that she lived in New York City. But one baby was her favorite, and she took care of this baby just like any other mother would. Except there was one difference: The baby was actually a baby gorilla named Buddy. Gertrude raises Buddy like a civilized human, but can—or, rather, should—wild animals be civilized? Based on the true story of Gertrude Lintz, the most famous dog breeder of the 1930s, Buddy is a moving, high-spirited adventure about a gorilla’s life in the city, and how the urban jungle can’t really compare to a real one.

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