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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 True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (EBK)

    Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (EBK)

    by Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff and Paula Kahumbu

    When Owen the hippo was only a year old he lost his entire family to a powerful tsunami. He was rescued and brought to Haller Park, an animal sanctuary near the city of Mombasa in Kenya. Owen was placed in a large enclosure with an Aldabra tortoise named Mzee. Owen crouched behind Mzee the way baby hippos hide behind their mothers for protection. Mzee had always been a loner, but by morning the two were snuggling affectionately against each other.

    As the weeks went on, they became inseparable. Mzee showed Owen how to eat the leaves the caretakers left for him, became a devoted friend, and helped Owen's heart to heal. Wildlife experts cannot explain their behavior, but for Owen and Mzee their friendship is the most natural thing in the world. Readers will agree when they see the beautiful photographs of these two friends swimming, eating together, and sleeping next to each other.

    The unlikely pair, which first made headlines in 2007, continues to show that kindness can come from unexpected places and that differences cannot keep true friends apart.

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    Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable 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

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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