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The Resource Wild life : dispatches from a childhood of baboons and button-downs, Keena Roberts

Wild life : dispatches from a childhood of baboons and button-downs, Keena Roberts

Label
Wild life : dispatches from a childhood of baboons and button-downs
Title
Wild life
Title remainder
dispatches from a childhood of baboons and button-downs
Statement of responsibility
Keena Roberts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even more treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school. In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside the baboon colony her parents were studying. She could wield a spear as easily as a pencil, and it wasn't unusual to be chased by lions or elephants on any given day. But for the months of the year when her family lived in the United States, this brave kid from the bush was cowed by the far more treacherous landscape of the preppy, private school social hierarchy. Most girls Keena's age didn't spend their days changing truck tires, baking their own bread, or running from elephants as they tried to do their schoolwork. They also didn't carve bird whistles from palm nuts or nearly knock themselves unconscious trying to make homemade palm wine. But Keena's parents were famous primatologists who shuttled her and her sister between Philadelphia and Botswana every six months. Dreamer, reader, and adventurer, she was always far more comfortable avoiding lions and hippopotamuses than she was dealing with spoiled middle-school field hockey players. In Keena's funny, tender memoir, Wild Life, Africa bleeds into America and vice versa, each culture amplifying the other. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Wild Life is ultimately the story of a daring but sensitive young girl desperately trying to figure out if there's any place where she truly fits in"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Keena
Dewey number
  • 974.8/11092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.R72253
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roberts, Keena
  • Americans
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Label
Wild life : dispatches from a childhood of baboons and button-downs, Keena Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223135018225
  • 31223131757560
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Gorilla man and fifty tiny ballerinas -- The first three times I almost died -- A dead chicken and an offer of marriage -- Don't bring your beer shirt to show-and-tell -- The African night is long and dark -- Snakes and cakes -- Stranded in Xamashuro -- One hundred cases of beer and a man-eating crocodile -- Pearl Jam and other things I didn't know -- Can we swim away from this party? -- Baboon identification and other hidden talents -- There are no doctors here -- The elf princess plays lacrosse -- Finding the moon on Earth -- High school water hole -- The hippo situation is grim -- One unhappy cat -- We're just going to make a run for it -- The leopard attack -- The infection rate reaches 36 percent -- I am American -- The other spot at Harvard -- A bear just doing his bear thing -- Extreme driving in a broken Toyota -- Blood and dust and Botswana sky -- Epilogue. Goodbye, Narnia
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781538745151
Lccn
2019021573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1108787064
Label
Wild life : dispatches from a childhood of baboons and button-downs, Keena Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223135018225
  • 31223131757560
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Gorilla man and fifty tiny ballerinas -- The first three times I almost died -- A dead chicken and an offer of marriage -- Don't bring your beer shirt to show-and-tell -- The African night is long and dark -- Snakes and cakes -- Stranded in Xamashuro -- One hundred cases of beer and a man-eating crocodile -- Pearl Jam and other things I didn't know -- Can we swim away from this party? -- Baboon identification and other hidden talents -- There are no doctors here -- The elf princess plays lacrosse -- Finding the moon on Earth -- High school water hole -- The hippo situation is grim -- One unhappy cat -- We're just going to make a run for it -- The leopard attack -- The infection rate reaches 36 percent -- I am American -- The other spot at Harvard -- A bear just doing his bear thing -- Extreme driving in a broken Toyota -- Blood and dust and Botswana sky -- Epilogue. Goodbye, Narnia
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781538745151
Lccn
2019021573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1108787064

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