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Miracle in Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy Gus

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews

Deep in the jungles of Sumatra there lives a courageous little orangutan named Gutsy Gus. One day, when Gus is out playing, his parents are captured by animal trappers, and it's up to Gus to rescue them. With the help of a guardian angel named Gabriella and a brave little girl named Maya, Gus fights for his parents' freedom and proves that even one small orangutan can make

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Hardcover, 37 pages
Published October 25th 2009 by Ovation Books
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Sheree
Jan 17, 2010 Sheree rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Children 6 - 10 yrs and teachers
This beautiful story with its gorgeous cover highlights the very real and tragic occurrence of animal poaching and habitat loss for not only the orangutans of Sumatra but many species worldwide. The illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to the story; bright, colourful and captivating for both young and old.

Gus becomes a furry ambassador, teaching our children the sad plight of the orangutan and inspiring them to do what's right; show kindness to others, preserve natural habitat and protec
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Melody
Miracle in Sumatra is basically a story about a young orangutan named Gutsy Gus and his courageous deed of saving his parents. One day, while he is out playing, his parents are captured by an animal trapper named Hunter. Hunter does not only capture orangutans, but he also capture chimpanzees, gorillas and even bonobos. However, he is not satisfied with his finds, and he wants to capture more. He decided to leave for Asia, Sumatra where there are enough orangutans for him to catch, but what he d ...more
Shannon McGee
Gus is a baby orangutan who is just learning how to live in the jungle. While following his mother, he gets distracted from the trail and meets a young girl named Maya. Maya and Gus become quick friends. Then Gus's family get captured by poachers, and an angel named Gabriella asks Maya to help Gus save his family.

Cover and artwork throughout the book is gorgeous--very bright and colorful. The story was original and refreshing.
Becca
Becca marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2010
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