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    Looking for Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of Their Own (EBK)

    Looking for Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of Their Own (EBK)

    by Julianna Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Dr. Paula Kahumbu and Peter Greste

    Miza is a baby gorilla. This is her story.

    In a magical place called Congo, in the beautiful forests and jungles of Virunga National Park, lives a young female mountain gorilla named Miza. She is just like any other baby gorilla, riding on her mother's back, playing, taking naps. Then one day when Miza and her mother are out searching for food, Miza's mother disappears, leaving her baby alone and frightened. Miza's father, a fierce silverback named Kabirizi and the leader of Virunga's largest family of mountain gorillas, sets out to find Miza.

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    Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship (EBK)

    Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship (EBK)

    by Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu

    In December 2004, a one-year-old hippo named Owen was separated from his family by a tsunami. Rescued by villagers, baby Owen was too young to fend for himself, so he was moved to Haller Park animal sanctuary and placed in a pen with Mzee, an old Aldabra tortoise. Despite all their differences, Owen and Mzee quickly grew close. The pair became inseparable, and what's even more remarkable is that they developed their own way of communicating.

    They nudge or gently nip each other when they want one another to move. More amazing still, they call back and forth to each other in sounds that hippos and tortoises don't typically make. It seems that these friends have created their own language, one that only they understand.

    With lots of beautiful color photographs that show the pair in fine detail, this portrait of friendship is touching and inspiring.

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    Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship (EBK)
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Owen and Mzee

The Language of Friendship

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

Photographs by: Peter Greste

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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