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Rickie and Henri

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Rickie the chimpanzee loved living with her mother in the rain forests of Central Africa, warm and safe. Until the day the hunters came, and took Rickie away to sell at a Congelese market. Luckily, she was resuced by a kind man who adopted Rickie and cared for her. Best of all, he provided an unexpected friend in his dog Henri. This true story of friendship is heart-warmin...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 9th 2004 by Minedition (first published 2004)
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This is a beautifully-illustrated and touching true story that brings home the cost of the bushmeat and exotic pet trades.

Rickie is orphaned and injured when hunters shoot her mother and steal her away for illegal sale in a Congolese animal market. A brave Congolese wildlife advocate rescues her and takes her home to his orphaned chimpanzee sanctuary, where Rickie gradually bonds with a shaggy mutt named Henri. The two become inseparable.

Rickie and Henri would best be suited to children a bit...more
Almost 5 - The look on my daughter's face during the first couple of pages was one of horror and I have to say I kept thinking I sure hope this ends better than it starts. A sad yet interesting read. I do wish there was a bit more story to the interaction between chimpanzee and dog but otherwise certainly worth a read.
Edward Creter
This is a sad book, the way the original novel Bambi by Felix Salten is sad bordering on traumatizing and may not be suitable for all kids. Why would kids subject themselves to chimp deaths and animal cruelty. I question the judgment of Jane Goodall in letting the book be in print 'cos a lotta kids'll be sad.
I had the kids help me find what were Bodhisattva actions, of compassion, kindness, protectiveness
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Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall), is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute an...more
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