Professor Bob Nelly is a biologist, his special subject is the behaviour of monkeys. On a small island he has built himself a little hut, well hidden in the wood. His hiding place is only a few hundred metres away from a bay, where a horde of macaques has settled. Bob Nelly is enthusastic about what he learns from his observations. The professor soon sets his heart on a little monkey, who behaves differently from all the other members of his peer group. His sympathy for this monkey increases every day and finally leads Bob Nelly to make a fatal mistake. An exciting adventure story for enquiring children.

by Andrea Hensgen

Peter Hammer Verlag | hc | 112 pp | 2010 | 11+

Rights sold: Korean

[original title: Shorty. Der Professor und der kleine Affe]