This beautiful graphic novel tells the story of Copito ("Snowflake"), a white gorilla. In 1966, local hunters captured him in the jungles of Equatorial Guinea, a former Spanish colony in Africa. A rare and unusual creature, the little gorilla soon captured the hearts of gorilla experts doing field work in that country. Eventually sent to Barcelona, Spain, the white gorilla became an instant and adored icon in the city zoo.
- large format: 8x10 inch
- 123 pages
- written in present tense
- Neutral Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics: more use of personal pronouns than in Spain, and the use of 'ustedes' instead of 'vosotros'.
- setting: Equatorial Guinea and Barcelona, Spain
Information for teachers
Set in Spain and Equatorial Guinea, the only Spanish speaking African nation, El gorila blanco de Guinea Española features unique vocabulary and fascinating cognates. Besides this, the book explores themes such as conservation, colonialism, exploitation, and the persecution of the outcast.
A lot of information about this baby gorilla can be found online, e.g.:
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