Owen and Mzee

The Language of Friendship

Author: Isabella Hatkoff , Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu

Photographs by: Peter Greste

Series: Owen And Mzee

Interest Level:
Pre-K-3

Lexile Framework:
980L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.9

Guided Reading Level:
X

Age:
4-8

Genre:
Series, Animal Stories

Subject:
Friends and Friendship, Hippos and Rhinos, Turtles, Africa, Animal Behavior and Structure

About This Book

In this exciting follow-up to Owen & Mzee, the New York Times bestselling story about an orphaned baby hippo named Owen and the 130-year-old giant turtle, Mzee, Craig Hatkoff explores the language of love, friendship, and nurturance that these two incredible creatures share with one another. This book traces their first year together, including their adorable playful ways and the unique "language" that they have developed.

* "Those who were captivated by Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship...will find this follow-up equally mesmerizing." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The photographs continue to be quite wonderful… Eager young readers can catch right up and be mesmerized, mystified and charmed." — Kirkus Reviews

 


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