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Owen & Mzee: Best Friends

Owen & Mzee: Best Friends

Series: Owen And Mzee
by Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff Illustrated by Peter Greste

This is the true story of two great friends: a baby hippo named Owen and a giant tortoise named Mzee. In December 2004 a frightened young hippo, separated from his family by the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, adopted an 130-year-old tortoise as his "mother." And the tortoise remarkably accepted the baby hippo as his own. Owen and Mzee are now inseparable and their story has captured hearts everywhere.

In board book format, with bold photographs from the original book and new simple, sweet text, Owen and Mzee is perfect for young children and families.

Ages
1, 2, 3
Interest Level
Grade PreK
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Genre
Informational Text

About the Authors and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Craig Hatkoff Craig Hatkoff is the cofounder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Publications. He has co-authored the best selling Owen & Mzee: the True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship with his daughter, Isabella, and an ecolgoist, Dr. Paula Kahumbu.
Isabella Hatkoff Isabella Hatkoff is the co-author of bestselling Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship with her father, Craig Hatkoff, and ecologist Dr. Paula Kahumbu.
Peter Greste Peter Greste is the photo-illustrator of the bestselling Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship

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